Wednesday, 30 November 2011

LIVE ART 2011, Bangalore

Swiss artists Dorothea Rust, Monica Klingler, Markus Goessi and Susann Wintsch to participate in LIVE ART 2011, a performance festival organised by Bengaluru Artist Residency One (BAR1). [ dated November 2011]

Swiss artists Dorothea Rust, Monica Klingler, Markus Goessi and Susann Wintsch to participate in LIVE ART 2011, a performance festival organised by Bengaluru Artist Residency One (BAR1) from 11 to 25 November 2011.
Mimetic at India Music Week 2011

Jerome Soudan of Mimetic, Art Zoyd returns to India to perform at the India Music Week in New Delhi after a successful collaboration with B.L.O.T. at the Electron Festival in Geneva. [dated November 2011]

Jerome Soudan of Mimetic, Art Zoyd returns to India to perform at the India Music Week in New Delhi. After a successful collaboration with B.L.O.T. at the Electron Festival in Geneva in April 2011, Avinash Kumar of B.L.O.T. will once again partner with Jerome to present a rare audio-visual treat.

On the India tour, Jerome Soudan is accompanied by Benoît Perrier, a journalist who covers contemporary music for the Swiss daily paper Le Courrier.

India Music Week 2011 / Gig schedule Mimetic & B.L.O.T wil perform in three cities:

New Delhi / Thursday 17 November 2011 Venue: Circa 1193 at 9:00 pm

Mumbai / Friday 18 November 2011 Venue: Bonobo

Bangalore / Saturday 19 November 2011 Venue: ICE, Taj Vivanta, MG Road

Panel discussion 
Jerome Soudan and Benoit Perrier will be participating in the panel discussion on Thursday 17th November 
Topic: Sustainable Networks 
Time: 5:00 to 5:45 pm 
Venue: Eros Intercontinental, Nehru Place, New Delhi

Jerome Soudan started music at the age of 5 years old in the Conservatory of Chambery France. He learned consequently orchestral percussions, clarinet and later on acoustic and electronic drums. He obtained a Master degree of Musicology of the 20th century at the University of Lyon France with congratulation of the jury in 1993.

He then settled in Paris where he worked with numerous composers such as Kasper T.Toeplitz for the GRM (Maison de Radio France) or with rock bands such as LES TETINES NOIRES or Industrial bands such as VON MAGNET. In 1996 he moved to Berlin where he started to work as composer and percussion player with the experimental band COLUMN ONE. In 1998 he started his own solo project named MIMETIC.

In 2000 he settled in Geneva Switzerland and began to work with the contemporary rock and new music formation ART ZOYD in France. Since then, Jerome released numerous CD’s or vinyl’s with various bands on different labels such as ANT ZEN, HANDS, PARAMETRIC, MOLOKO+, PRIKOSNOVENIE, ORKHESTRA, SCULTURED SOUNDS, KK RDS, THISCO, SPECTRE, etc… and was participating to several concerts, live acts, dj sets or performances all over the world (Europe, USA, Mexico, Canada, Japan,…). Since 2000 he is one of the official composer for the choreograph Carol Brown (coming from New Zealand but established in London UK) for whom he composed for dance performances as well as for video installations. Other choreographs with who Jerome have worked are Jan Linkens (Comic Opera of Berlin) and Lionel Hoche (Neerdeland Dans Theater 2 in Den Haag NL).

In 2005 he won the best design and artwork packaging for electronic music at the French QWARTZ awards for the cover box of MIMETIC DANCING “The Changing Room” released on HANDS in Germany and designed by Nicola Bork. In 2006 he released his first DVD with MIMETIC on the German label ANT ZEN. Today, he is still working with ART ZOYD for different special shows such as METROPOLIS (with the movie), THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (with the movie), LE CHAMP DES LARMES, EYE CATCHER (with Cecile Babiole) or for a collaborative project for the American composer GLENN BRANCA. One of his newest projects is the danceable WAI PI WAI he founded together with Herman Klapholz from Ah Cama-sotz.

For more information on MIMETIC visit:
See If It Can Happen, an audio-visual installation

A collaboration between the Swiss musician, Hans Koch and the Indian artist Rashmi Kaleka, ‘See If It Can Happen’ will transcend sounds. [dated November 2011]

A collaborative presentation by the Swiss musician, Hans Koch and the Indian artist Rashmi Kaleka, ‘See If It Can Happen’ will transcend sounds as moments of energy will be ensnared between music and voices of real people and real situations. An electronic synthesis that arrives at a coherent sound design.

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2011 at 6:30 pm 
Venue: Lalit Kala Akademi-Garhi Artist Studios, Kalka Devi Marg, East of Kailash, New Delhi - 110065

Project brief: 
Hawkers voices are of real people whose survival roles decree their own rules, it's a form of 'surrender'. A whole life can be written around them - voices that spawn amazing ways of singing, the idea is to use the form and to play with its expectations. It's an unknown territory that has the potential to produce a 'sonic' pleasure. A social aspect of music that has the possibility of losing its own 'self' is what interests me. To use the old monument in Garhi as a backdrop for that night is to suture indigenous with the 'western', -'western' as manifested in the mainstream)

The idea is to ensnare moments of energy between music and a voice - point of departure and return, new and old, past and present. I was thinking what would come closer to creating a 'within': in regards to musical instruments, many are able to morph into a variety of sounds that echo a human voice. The closest in today's sounds that has an electronic beat that pulses around a one-note baseline, has to be Radiohead's song The Butcher. It slides and glides around shadows that rise and fall. The other seven minute song Supercollider is beautifully calm, electronic pulse, riffs of synth, unpredictable chorus, the synth crescendo merges beautifully with Yorke's, (lead singer), falsetto. I wanted very much to create a symphony of music which combine live instruments as well as electronic apparatus, weird chord sequences, strange keys which can be musically challenging. The innovation of today's time is a combination of live instruments and a sonic pleasure created with recordings, (voices) and electronic synth to arrive at a coherent sound design.

Rashmi Kaleka
New Delhi 2011
SWISS BOX at Dilli Haat

Four languages. Four fairy tales. One country: Switzerland. A puppet performance by Swiss puppeteer Frida Leon in collaboration with Dilli Haat & The Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust. [dated November 2011]

Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council in collaboration with Dilli Haat & The Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust presents

Four languages. Four fairy tales. 
One country: Switzerland.

A seven-minute puppet performance that brings Switzerland to you right here in New Delhi! on Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 November 2011 can be viewed by two persons at a time from 5 to 9 pm at Dilli Haat, Sri Aurobindo Marg, (opposite INA Market) New Delhi - 110016

Anurupa Roy, Vivek Kumar, Pawan Waghmare, Asha and Swiss puppeteer Frida Leon.

Story tellers: Nina Taho Zanetti, Astride Schläfli, Katharina Baldauf and Roman Weishaupt.

Entry: Admission as per Dilli Haat regulations.

Language: German with strong visual impressions. Comprehensible to all.


Swiss puppeteer, Frida Leon Béraud is currently in India on a Studio Residency.

Frida is a puppeteer and an actress from Zurich. She has specialised in doll-theatre and has travelled extensively with her performances in USA, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. She studied puppetry at the «Ernst Busch» Drama College in Berlin. After gaining experience in acting, street and movement theatre, Frida Leon Béraud joined hands with musician Frauke Jakobi to establish the Dalang Puppencompany in 2004. A freelance director and scenographer, Frida is also the co-founder of ‘Chamäleon’.

Maja Weyermann featured in PIX

Photographs by Swiss photographer Maja Weyermann, on the architecture of Chandigarh and the work of Le Corbusier, feature in the current issue of PIX, a photography quarterly. [dated November 2011]

Maja Weyermann featured in PIX Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council is delighted to be associated with PIX, a photography quarterly published in India and to present the work of Swiss photographer Maja Weyermann.

Maja Weyermann’s photographs on the architecture of Chandigarh and the work of Le Corbusier feature in the issue of PIX based on the theme ‘imaginaries: exploring photo art’

The launch of the above issue of PIX and the opening of the exhibition ‘IMAGINARIES: exploring photo art’ will be held on Thursday 27 October 2011 at 7:00 pm at Siddhartha Hall, Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhawan, 3 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001.

The exhibition will be on view till 3 November 2011.

Maja Weyermann 
Maja Weyermann studied visual arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and at the University of Fine Arts UdK in Berlin. She has won numerous prizes for her work. Most recently, Weyermann’s works were featured in the Fondation de l’ Architecure et de l’ Ingénierie in Luxembourg and at the Fondation Suisse- Pavillon Le Corbusier in Paris.

PIX, a photography quarterly
PIX is about investigating and engaging with broad and expansive fields of contemporary photographic practice in India, ranging from the application, conceptual standing and adaptability of photography to its subjects: its movement, transmission, appropriation and distinct relation to the allied arts. The quarterly will seek not only to present photography in temporal, spatial or historical terms, but also in personal, self-conscious and aesthetic ways.

For more information on PIX visit:
Nainsukh-the 18th century pahari painter

Pro Helvetia presents lectures by Dr Eberhard Fischer and Prof B.N Goswamy and a biographical film by Amit Dutta from 18 to 30 November in Chandigarh, Jammu, New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. [ dated November 2011]

Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council in partnership with Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, Amar Mahal Museum and Library Jammu, India International Centre New Delhi, National Institute of Design Ahmedabad and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai presents

“Nainsukh” - the 18th century pahari painter
lectures by Dr Eberhard Fischer and Prof B.N Goswamy and biographical film by Amit Dutta (Venice Film Festival 2010)

Chandigarh / 18 November 2011 
Venue: Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi / Government Museum & Art Gallery at 5:30 pm 
Programme: film (with brief introduction) 
Partner: Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi

Jammu / 20 November 2011
Venue: Amar Mahal Museum and Library at 10:30 am
Programme: lecture & film 
Partner: Amar Mahal Museum and Library

New Delhi / 23 &24 November 2011
Venue: India International Centre at 6:30 pm
Programme: lecture & film (respectively)
Partner: India International Centre

Ahmedabad / 26 November 2011
Venue: National Institute of Design
Programme: lecture & film
Partner: National Institute of Design

Mumbai / 29 & 30 November 2011
Venue: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya at 2:30 pm
Programme: lecture & film (respectively)
Partner: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

The Film
Nainsukh (c. 1710 - 1778) was trained in a traditional Pahari painters' family-workshop at Guler in today's Kangra District (H.P.) and became the major retained artist at the court of Jasrota (J&K). Famous for his intimate, well observed and precise, sometimes humorous, often somewhat enigmatic, always sensitively drawn pictures, especially of his long-time patron Balwant Singh, Nainsukh is today considered the most extraordinary Indian artist of his time. His biography and extensive oeuvre as researched and reconstructed by Prof. B. N. Goswamy has been the basis of the film "Nainsukh" by Amit Dutta, produced by Dr. Eberhard Fischer.

The film ‘Nainsukh, the Great Pahari Painter of the 18th Century’, premiered at the Venice Film Festiva in 2010.

Film Credit:
Producer: Dr Eberhard Fischer
Research and guidance: Prof. B. N. Goswamy
Director: Amit Dutta
Miniature artist who plays Nainsukh: Manish Soni

The Lecture
Eberhard Fischer has researched, propagated and collected Nainsukh's unique artistic work for the last thirty years. In his lecture, he will present pictures, art-historical documents and major sites connected with Nainsukh's life and discuss this painter's extraordinary achievements. This background information will serve for a better understanding of the exquisite film "Nainsukh" by Amit Dutta.

For information on Swiss art-anthropologist Dr Eberhard Fischer, Indian art historian Prof B. N. Goswamy and film director Amit Dutta click here.