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Sadhana Dell'Arte

Photo Archives: Artist Talks at Sadhana Dell'Arte

Join Editions JOJO and other independent artists for Photobook presentations , followed by an artist talk, cocktails and snacks.

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Photo Archives: Artist Talks at Sadhana Dell'Arte
Photo Archives: Artist Talks at Sadhana Dell'Arte

Time & Location

17-Feb-2024, 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sadhana Dell'Arte, 125, Casa Joao Francisco (2 kms from Panjim Bridge) after A Lua Restaurant, Merces, Goa 403006, India

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About the Event

The session features:

'Good Morning' by Editions JOJO

'Indianisms' by Prashant Panjiar

'Sparsee-ing' by Abhishek Basu and Joyona Medhi

'Archivio Del Invisible'  by Akshay Mahajan

Good Morning by Editions JOJO explores the phenomenon of good morning messages circulated on WhatsApp as a site for protest in India through the revival of a deteriorated Instagram archive. The book is a collection of good morning messages intended as protest by anonymous contributors & includes an afterword by Anisha Baid.

For the pre-launch of the upcoming book titled Sparsee-ing by Abhishek Basu & Joyona Mehdi , the artists will take us through their process & research on working with a found archive. Their photobook uses the photo archive of the Gazdar-Bharucha family as the starting point for enquiry into the life and times of a mechanical engineer from the industrial township of Jamshedpur.

For his self-published photobook called Indianisms, Prashant Panjiar reached into his own archive while also creating images in tandem with editing his old works. Prashant will take us through his book-making process which involves both excavating and creating, along with the risks & rewards of self-publishing.

In Archivio Del' Invisible by Akshay Mahajan, we traverse the labyrinth of history through archaeology, where each turn reveals the unseen labour behind every artefact, a tribute to the countless, nameless hands that mould our understanding of the past. This project is not merely a collection of relics, but a testimony from the silent stories of farm laborers, restorers, technicians, students, and amateurs, whose quiet dedication breathes life into the forgotten corners of history.

Location

Sadhana Dell'Arte

125, Casa Joao Francisco (2 kms from Panjim Bridge) after A Lua Restaurant, Merces, Goa 403006

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