An exchange between Nilanjan Bhattacharya and Mira Hirtz about Nilanjan’s video installation, Quiet Flows the Stream, and the thematics of the exhibition.
Mira Hirtz is a performance artist, art mediator, and art theorist basing her work on somatic practices. She explores the value of creativity for human beings and non-human beings in many different formats such as workshops, performances, video pieces, and texts. She worked as an art mediator at documenta14, co-curated the program series “How do we care?” at Badischer Kunstverein 2020 and co-curator of the touring exhibition “Critical Zones”, initiated by the ZKM | Karlsruhe, the Goethe-Institut South Asia, and Bruno Latour.
Nilanjan Bhattacharya, is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. Many of his documentaries and artworks explore biodiversity, food cultures and related indigenous knowledge in India. He was the initiator and implementer of the Interpretative Interactive Archive on Kolkata and Urban Ecological Mapping in collaboration with a group of local children. He was the creative consultant in the first ever online version of the Indo-European Residency Project in Kolkata. He is one of the three curators of an ongoing transnational exchange and exhibition project, Beyond Migration. Along with Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, he curated the Critical Zones Activation programmes in Kolkata. Currently, he is working on a two-chanell video piece, Who Looks At Whom, which will be installed at Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig.
The programme is open to all.
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