Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Light designer Jonathan O'Hear will collaborate with Indian choreographer Mandeep Raikhy for his new work Queen-Size and conduct workshops at Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts.

Queen - Size / Swiss light designer Jonathan O'Hear in India to collaborate with Indian choreographer Mandeep Raikhy 

Performance dates:
Friday 27, Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 May 2016 
Timings: 7:15 pm & 8:45 pm daily 
24 Jor Bagh, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Free Entry (By Registration Only)
To register, email Paushali Dutta on gati.paushali@gmail.com or call 99714061139971406113 with your show preference

IMPORTANT NOTE: This performance is suitable for 18 years and above only

About the event: 
A contemporary dance performance choreographed by Mandeep Raikhy Queen-size is a choreographic exploration in the form of a detailed study of intimacy between two men. Located on a bed, the duet examines the nuts and bolts, both mechanical as well as emotional, of an intimate encounter between 2 male bodies. 

Choreographer: Mandeep Raikhy
Performers and Collaborators: Lalit Khatana & Parinay Mehra 
Sound Designer: Yasuhiro Morinaga 
Light Designer: Jonathan O'Hear from Switzerland 

The production of the work has been supported by Pro Helvetia- Swiss Arts Council, Japan Foundation, Nishit Saran Foundation & Gujral Foundation.

Advanced workshop on Light Design in Bangalore
Facilitator: Jonathan O'Hear from Switzerland 
Dates: Sat 4 & Sun 5 June 2016
Venue: Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore
For registration details click here.  

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

A Brief History of Horizontality
A three-day exhibition and film screening by Indian Artist-in-residence Shaunak Sen at PROGR Bern

A Brief History of Horizontality
a three-day exhibition and film screening at PROGR Bern
Indian artist-in-residence Shaunak Sen
Opening: Thursday, 26th May 2016, 1800 hrs at the PROGR Attic.
26.5.2016 at 1800 hrs
27.5.2016 at 1400 hrs
28.5.2016 at 12 noon
Co artists: Adiba Muzaffar, Theresa Beyer, Ephraim Bieri, Sarah Purro, Sunita Asnani.

What does it mean to be horizontal?
How does our understanding of the world change when we lie down?
What is the politics of sleep?
In the exhibition 'A Brief History of Horizontality', Shaunak Sen, in collaboration with co-artists, is interested in themes of laterality / horizontality. The exhibition uses object-installations, live performance, sound-installation, video and live animals.

Shaunak, who is currently on a residency funded by Pro Helvetia at the Stadtgalerie at PROGR, is the director of Cities of Sleep (2015, 74 minutes), a documentary on the sleep mafia in New Delhi, India.

Pro Helvetia New Delhi takes this opportunity to congratulate Shaunak Sen on his film ‪Cities of Sleep winning two awards at the Taiwan International Documentary Festival,  (The Next Generation Best Debut Director Award and the Merit Prize in the Asian Vision competition) and the Best Documentary Award at the New York Indian Film Festival.

*Advisory: The show features a live walrus, those with any allergic reactions to aquatic animals advised to take necessary precautions.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Workshop by light designer Jonathan O'Hear in Bangalore
Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts has invited Jonathan O'Hear to conduct diploma, repertory and community workshops in Bangalore in June 2016.

Swiss light designer Jonathan O'Hear to conduct advanced workshop on lighting technologyon the invitation of Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, BangaloreJonathan

O'Hear will conduct diploma, repertory and community workshops. The Advanced Workshop on Lighting Technology is open to public.

Date: Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 June 2016
Time 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Venue: Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts 24-04, BTS Bus Depot Road, Wilson Garden, Bengaluru-560027

To register contact: TransMedia Technologies, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts at tmt.info@attakkalari / +91 9845803045+91 9845803045

About the workshop:
The workshop is meant for lighting designers, choreographers, dancers, and anyone interested in studying light. Jonathan will talk about lighting technology and human interference. He will also present case studies to showcase use of video as light and the use of types of interfaces other than a lighting desk. In keeping with the multifaceted nature of light, the workshop will be a mix of theory, observation and sensing.

About Jonathan O'Hear
Jonathan O'Hear lives in Switzerland and works primarily as a lighting designer for performing arts. 2013 marked his first exhibition as a contemporary artist and his commitment to the Neopost Foofwa dance company as joint artistic and operations director with Foofwa d'Imobilité. His interests in light revolve around three main themes, light as an artistic medium, the use of new technologies submitted to human interference, and light emitting objects. His work is often tainted by the idea that human imperfection transcends technological limitations. His recent collaborations include choreographers Foofwa d'Imobilité, Marie-Caroline Hominal, Prisca Harsch and sculptor Martin Rautenstrauch. Jonathan has conducted workshops on the use of light as an artistic medium, in the Netherlands, India, South Africa and Mozambique, with the support of Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council. He was invited to show his work by the Villa Bernasconi and the festival Antigel in Geneva.

Partner: Attakkalari Centre of Movements Arts, Bangalore www.attakkalari.org

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Pro Helvetia New Delhi is hiring. Finance Officer (Part-time)
Responsible for financial accounting and administrative support to the Liaison Office in New Delhi. Deadline to receive applications 22 May 2016

We are appointing Part-Time Finance Officer 

You will be responsible for financial accounting and administrative support to the Liaison Office in New Delhi and will report to the Head of the liaison office and Pro Helvetia's Financial Controller in Zurich, Switzerland (headquarters). You must demonstrate flexibility, trustworthiness and intercultural sensitivity and must have a minimum of 5 years' similar experience. An accountancy degree is mandatory.

To view complete details click here. 

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Photography in Switzerland - online resource
A new website on photography in Switzerland. Find museums, galleries, collections, archives, libraries, festivals, schools in Switzerland!

ASIP (Association Suisse des Institutions pour la Photographie) has launched a new website to make photographic institutions and initiatives in Switzerland more visible and easy to reach. Find museums, galleries, collections, archives, libraries, festivals, schools in Switzerland. 

Photography in Switzerland - online resource 

About ASIP 
ASIP was founded in 1996 as the Association of Swiss Photographic Institutions. It promotes communication and networking between various institutions, museums, galleries, collections, archives, libraries and schools, and supports political and cultural policy lobbying. ASIP campaigns for the significance of photography in Swiss cultural life. 

Current member institutions (as on 1 May 2016)
Archivio di Stato del Cantone Ticino, Bellinzona; Archivio Roberto Donetta, Corzoneso; Basler Mission, Basel; BCU, Fribourg; Bernische Stiftung für Fotografie, Film, Video, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern; Bibliothèque de la Ville Département Audiovisuel, La Chaux-de-Fonds; Bildarchiv der ETH-Bibliothek, Zürich; Camera Arts, Luzern; CEMCAV (Centre d'enseignement médical et de communication audio- visuelle), Lausanne; Centre d'enseignement professionnel, Vevey; Centre de photographie Genève, Genève; Centre d'Iconographie genevoise, Genève; Mediathèque Valais (Centre valaisan du film et de la photographie), Martigny; Collectif'image, Lausanne; Focale, Nyon; Cons Arc, Chiasso; Festival Alt. +1000, Rossinière; Focale, Nyon; Fondation de l'Elysée, Lausanne; Institut suisse pour la conservation de la photographie (Fondation Suisse pour la Conservation et la Restauration du Patrimoine Photographique), Neuchâtel; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur; Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur; Nationalmuseum, Zürich; Imaging &Media Lab, Basel; Mediacentre Fribourgeois , Fribourg; Journées photographiques de Bienne, Biel; Médiathèque Valais, Martigny; MEMORIAV, Berne; Musée d'art et d'histoire, Neuchâtel; Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne; Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique, Vevey; (Le) Musée Olympique, Lausanne; Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano; Museum Bellpark, Kriens; Museum für Kommunikation, Bern; Photoforum Pasquart, Bienne; Sammlung Herzog, Basel; Near, Lausanne; Photopera, Genève; Schweizerische Nationalbibliothek, Bern; Staatsarchiv Aargau, Aarau; Ufficio della Cultura, Chiasso.

Supported by Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council and Volkart Foundation 

Saturday, 14 May 2016

FICA Emerging Artist Award 2016
Pro Helvetia is pleased to partner with FICA to award a 3 month residency in Switzerland to the recipient of the Emerging Artist Award 2016.

 Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council is pleased to collaborate with FICA for the Emerging Artist Award 2016. The award includes a ninety day residency in Switzerland in 2017, round trip air travel from their town in India, a per diem during the time of the residency.

FICA Emerging Artist Award seeks to promote young artists studying or practicing in India who demonstrate extraordinary skill and promise in the visual arts. Selected by an independent jury of distinguished artists and professionals in the field, the recipient gets the opportunity to travel and work in an international residency and exhibit in a solo show in India. 

FICA is pleased to be collaborating with Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council, New Delhi and Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi for the Emerging Artist Award 2016. 
Deadline: 30 June 2016

The award includes:
A ninety day residency in Switzerland in 2017, round trip air travel from their town in India, a per diem (including local travel) during the time of the residency.
A solo exhibition at the Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, developed in collaboration with FICA

Requirements for applicants:
The applicant must be between 18 and 35 years of age.
The applicant needs to be an Indian citizen. 
Overseas Citizens of India and Non Indian Residents are not eligible.
In case the applicant is chosen as the recipient of the award he/she should agree to all 

For Terms and Conditions and application procedure visit: ww.ficart.org/eaa-2016-call-for-applications