Monday, 30 June 2014


Indian performance artists Smitha Cariappa, Suresh Kumar and Sujit Mallik to participate in DER LÄNGSTE TAG - THE LONGEST DAY, a 16-hours nonstop performance by various artists on 21st June 2014.

16 hours nonstop performances under the open sky in the center of Zürich
on 21st June 2014 from 05.29 (sunrise) until 21.26 (dawn) 
at Zeughaushof, Kanonengasse 20, 8004 Zürich, in cooperation with Kunstraum (artspace) Walcheturm Zürich

Curated by Dorothea Rust and Irene Müller in collaboration with Kunstraum Walcheturm.

Performing artists
Ian Anüll, Zürich___Smitha Cariappa, Bangalore (India)___Mio Chareteau, Genève___Eduardo Cruces, Lota (Chile)___RJS art kollektiv (Mo Diener, Eva Merckling-Mihok, Milena Petrovic, RR Marki) , Zürich___Ma Ei (Latt Win Ei Ei), Yangon (Myanmar)___Arianne Foks, Paris / Brussels___Julia Geröcs, Budapest / Zürich___Yvonne Good, Zürich___Flo Kaufmann, Solothurn___Verica Kovacevska, Skopje / Zürich___Suresh Kumar, Bangalore (India)___Sujit Mallik, Odisha (India)___Suzana Richle / Sara Lüscher, Zürich___Colin Raynal, Neuchâtel___Charlie Jeffery, ParisImage: Suresh Kumar // Bangalore.

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Darlingtonia, a participatory-performance by Sujit Mallik

A presentation by Indian artist Sujit Mallik who is currently on a studio residency at iaab Basel.

Darlingtonia, a participatory-performance by Sujit Mallik who is currently on a studio residency at iaab Basel.

When: 25 June 2014 at 6pm to 27 June 2014.
Where: At-vegetables garden, Merian Gardens 
Vorder Brüglingen 5 Front Brüglingen 5 CH-4052 Basel CH-4052 Basel 

Artist's statement

Darlingtonea sounds like an infection or a disease. An infection acquired from a dear one. (I can't live without you. If you won't come before me I'd probably die.) Darlingtonea is a genus of many ground beetles. Most of the time, they become the food of carnivorous plants. 

This work is dedicated to that genus of darlingtonea beetles that are unaware that plants can trap them and kill them. The interaction between the darlingtonia and the plant becomes dreadful as they get trapped in a provocative tube like structure formed by the plant and are unable to escape because of the fake windows, which keep their attention diverted from the open door. At last they die.

This type of behaviour of a plant aroused my curiosity and resulted in my building this structure with edible things. The work is an attempt towards self-realisation. 
Can "I" come out of this mindset that I represent the whole mankind?

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TAKE THAT! Performance highlights from Switzerland

Three eminent personalities from the field of theatre in India have been invited to Zurich to attend Take That! a performance festival.

Three eminent personalities from the field of theatre in India have been invited to attend Take That! a performance festival in Zurich from 5-8 June 2014.

Sankar Venkateswaran, theatre director and Director, International Theatre Festival of Kerala 2015, Arundhati Nag, prominent film and theatre personality and Director, Ranga Shankara, Bangalore and S. Surendranath, Artistic Director, Ranga Shankara, Bangalore have been invited to Switzerland in June 2014 to attend Take That! a performance festival in Zurich.

Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik, Tanzhaus and Gessnerallee Zürich will be presenting ten stellar positions from all over the country at their festival TAKE THAT! from 5 - 8 June 2014. The platform shows a subjective selection of strong artistic individuals and collectives featuring a distinct and original thumbprint.

The invitees will experience the performing arts scene in Switzerland, as well as have the chance to meet theatre and dance practitioners and build relevant networks for their institutions.

Through invitations such as these Pro Helvetia New Delhi hopes to create conditions that allow arts professionals and cultural practitioners to explore and address each other's cultures.

For more information on TAKE THAT! click here.