Image courtesy - Serendipity Arts Foundation, Project - Emissions , part of Museum of Sounds in my Head. Artists - Varun Desai & Viraag Desai Curated by - Sneha Khanwalkar Image credit : Philippe Calia and Sunil Thakkar.


Transmitter is an international digital lab conducted by Serendipity Arts Foundation (India) and Darwin Festival (Australia), supported by the Australia Council for the Arts. The provocation is to interrogate the relationship between technology and the body and how this relationship might become a creative catalyst for performance in both virtual and physical spaces. Our engagement with the arts has shifted radically in the last year and opened up opportunities beyond the physical space of art-making, to use technology to interpret one’s practice and examine how we adapt ourselves in this hybrid space. We’re interested in investigating how artistic process and spatial relationships are informed by technology.

Transmitter: Darwin x Delhi - Building relationships in digital realms

Recorded by the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) for the APAM Gathering at Darwin Festival, the panel discussion moderated by Jeff Khan (Performance Space) looks at the growth of international relationships and creative practice via the digital realm. Two artists from India and two from Australia come together following a lab-intensive to share their creative insights and learnings on working across continents in pandemic times.

Transmitter: Darwin x Delhi is supported by Serendipity Arts Foundation, Australia Council, and Darwin Festival. 

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Program curators

Serendipity Arts Festival
Serendipity Arts Festival (SAF) is one of the largest multi-disciplinary arts initiatives in the South Asian region. It spans the visual, performing and culinary arts, whilst exploring genres with film, live arts, literature and fashion. Besides the core content, which is conceptualized by an eminent curatorial panel, the Festival has various layers of programming, in the form of educational initiatives, workshops, special projects, and institutional engagements.

Erica McCalman
Erica McCalman is a creative producer, curator and consultant of Ballardong (Noongar), Irish convict, Scottish and Cornish heritage. With her independent project (Art Oracle) Erica has taught and mentored for YIRRAMBOI and Melbourne Fringe festivals as well as consulted for major arts institutions, independent artists and government agencies. Through Art Oracle Erica seeks to find new ways of working as a producer, developing healthy collaboration methods between artist and institution and nurturing the next generation of artists and producers.


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