Rangoli Metro Arts Center / Bangalore
Dec 15 Friday: Key Note Plenary, Showcase Performance & Installation Preview
Dec 16 Saturday: Installation Tours, Talks, Workshops & Live Art Interventions
Dec 17 Sunday: Installations Tours, Workshop Showcase, Live Art Interventions & Sundowner Performance
About the collaboration
Neerinusiru: Indo-Swiss Collaboration between Swiss artist Christina Della-Giustina & musician Vasundhara Das from India.
Sunday 17 December 2017 at 7:00 pm
at the Rangoli Metro Arts Center, Bangalore
This performance brings together critical scientific research, creative practice and technology to articulate Bangalore’s water usage in a publically engaging manner. It involves a musical score composed by Swiss artist Christina Della-Guistina based on water research data gathered in joint collaboration between Indian Institute of Science and Stockholm Environment Institute, USA. Acclaimed singer and musician Vasundhara Das leads an ensemble of Carnatic& Hindustani instrumentalists in playing the score, making each note a testament to our water consumption. Research scientists working under Senior Scientist Dr. Vishal Mehta will elucidate the process and need for such research in understanding Bangalore’s urban metabolism in a short talk. The project brings together artists, technologists, scientific researchers and the public in an unforgettable, ephemeral moment, to throw light on the importance of each person’s water usage that informs a city-wide ecological challenge.
About Bengaluru Fantastic
The pre-launch edition of Bangalore’s tech-art festival, Bengaluru Fantastic aims at presenting digital interactive arts to harken a radical, open, optimistic future for the city. The Rangoli-Metro Art Center located in central hub of Mahatma Gandhi Road, will house installations, performances, workshops, screenings, talks and discussions to create a public imagination of tech-art and its untapped potential.
About Christina Della Giustina
Christina Della Giustina is an artist based in Amsterdam. She lectures at University of the Arts Utrecht and is a PhD candidate at Slade School of Fine Art UCL, London. Christina studied Fine Art and Political Theory at Jan van Eyck Academy Maastricht and Philosophy, Art History and Linguistics at University Zürich. Her cross-disciplinary practice deals with the relationship between water, trees and selves and includes sound, light, composition, performance, drawing and writing.
Christina Della Giustina is enrolled in a practice-led PhD program at Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London. She currently lectures digital media in Fine Art at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. Christina studied Philosophy, Art History, and Linguistics at the University of Zurich; and Fine Art and Political Theory at the Jan van Eyck Academy Maastricht.
Her trans-disciplinary artistic practice includes site-specific work with live and/or interactive audio-, video and light, performance, composition, drawing and writing. She focuses on translating scientific data from specific sites into artistic notations that are conceived to be performed and experienced in the form of a collective enactment of the site. The resulting performance re-creates the site as a sensory event and calls for questions that cross disciplines about our ways of being with ourselves and the world, including the perception of “the self” together with the site.
Her work has been shown internationally at The Woburn Research Centre London, UK; Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, DE; Soledad Senlle Amsterdam, NL; Montreux Jazz Festival, CH; Academy Gallery, Utrecht, NL; Netherlands Institute for Media Art NIMK, NL; Shanghai Contemporary Art Biennale, CR; the International Art Triennial Lublin, Poland, PO; New and Old Botanical Gardens, Zürich, CH; Kunsthalle Zürich, CH.