“Momentum” – An Experimental Art Festival

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MOMENTUM
[EXPERIMENTAL ARTS FESTIVAL – KOLKATA]

Venue: RANGE, 54 Lower Range, Kolkata, India 700019
Dates: 1st – 3rd April 2016

Timing: 12 noon – 10 pm
Entry free & open to all 

Introduction:

Momentum is an experimental arts festival launching this year in Kolkata, India. The vision of the festival is to highlight and connect local artists, while acting as a catalyst for multi-disciplinary art forms.

Held over 3 days from 1-3 April 2016 at Range Gallery, the festival will create platforms for presentation and exchange of a broad range of artistic expressions including performance art, video art, digital art, new media, sound installations, audio-visual showcases, short films, talks, workshops, and more.

MOMENTUM is curated and produced by RangeThe Arshinagar Project & Littlei, in association with Artvideo.koeln and in partnership with Makers Loft – Kolkata Makerspace.

The festival receives participation from artists from India, France, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, USA, Italy, Singapore, Slovakia, Pakistan, Denmark, Turkey, Australia, Poland, Israel, Austria, UK, Ukraine, Egypt & Canada.

Concept note:

The empty spaces which we could call void, are no longer limited by the boundaries of words. Words are repetitive and self-containing, inadequate devices to represent reality and its possibilities. So we turn to the arts. To break away from the tyranny of a world formed by words, images and performances which circumscribe the past and present and define boundaries of what can be. Our freedom lies in finding neologisms, which reflect the artists’ relationship with themselves, with time, space and art.

‘Momentum’ festival has emerged spontaneously and organically. With this we hope to create a space in Kolkata for artists to meet and merge and express new relationships with endless possibilities.

PERFORMANCE ARTISTS MUSIC PERFORMANCES
Chi Muk India Audio Pervert India
Daminee Basu India JESSOP&CO. India
Diniz Sanchez Portugal PandL France
Steven Van Nuffelen Belgium Shadowblink India
Prasthan India
Bibhaban India VISUAL ART
Rishit Neogi India Bhaskar Chitrakar India
Poetry Paradigm India Sushmit Gupta India
Syed Taufik Riaz India Viraag Desai India
Avijit Mukerjee India
VIDEO ART
Agricola de Cologne Germany INSTALLATIONS
Eden Mitsenmacher USA Debasis Barui India
Francesca Fini Italy Harendra Kushwaha India
Sabyasachi (0000) India Ushnish Mukhopadhyay India
Sushmit Gupta India Varun Desai India
Shivkumar K V, India
Diganta Dey India
WORKSHOPS / TALKS
Sampurna Chakraborty India Art Practices and Pedagogy
Varun Desai India History of Ambient music – a listening session
Meghna Bhutoria India Maker Culture
Syed Taufik Riaz India My expereince with performance art in Kolkata

 

MOMENTUM hosts the video festival project
CologneOFF 2016 India II

Unlimited Time – Limited Space

@ Range Gallery, Kolkata/India
1st to 3rd April 2016
This project will be on display from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM on all days.

 Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Featuring: 

Sai Hua Kuan (Singapore) – Space Dawing No.5, 2009, 1:02

Alexander Callsen (Germany) – Gap Camp, 2013, 6:04

Gabriel Hosovsky (Slovakia) – Miscellany VIII, 2013, 5:14´´

Signe Chiper-Lillemark (Denmark) – Spaces, 2010, 6:31

Sinem Serap Duran (Turkey) – Adequate, 2012, 9:11

Todd Fuller (Australia) – One and only, 2012, 3: 54

Renata Gaspar & Marcin Dudek (Poland) – Axis, 2010, 3:07

Daniel Lo Iacono (Germany) – Digital Snapshots, 2003, 2:30

Yuval Yairi & Zohar Kawaharada (Israel) – Land, 2013, 4:36

Beate Hecher/Markus Keim (Austria) – ln Absentia, 2012, 10:00

Michael Murnau (UK) – Hanging On Me, 2012, 7:26

Yuriy Kruchak, Yulia Kostereva (Ukraine) – The 7th of November, 2009, 3:36

Nouran Sherif & Muhammad Taymour (Egypt) – Home, 2013, 8:13

My Name is Scot (Canada) – Independance, 2011, 7:56

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