This initiative focuses on artistic research, site-responsive production and durational approaches within contemporary cultural practice through month-long residencies for artistic producers hosted in two different coastal and rural regions of Sri Lanka.
The invited artists worked closely with community mediators and local practitioners exploring aspects of social memory, oral histories, diasporic narratives, informal pedagogy, sonic archives and traditional arts.
The Tandem Residencies were supported by the European Houses of Culture grant as well as regional funds of the Goethe-Institut.
With OMER WASIM UND THISATH THORADENIYA
Pakistani artist Omer Wasim and Sri Lankan artist Thisath Thoradeniya spent two weeks occupied by site visits and research trips across the island before they made it to their residency location at the South coast.