At the fifth physical edition of the Serendipity Arts festival, being held in Goa, curators and artists are playing with forms and ideas
PANAJI: These days, Goa has turned into a site for experimentation, with artists and curators playing with forms and ideas. So you have Suno, a new media experiment by artists Kanchan Joneja, Sukriti Thukral and Mayank Joneja that explores the intersections between storytelling and digital soundscapes. It recreates an obscure site from Delhi at the Old GMC Complex in Goa through aural immersion. In Terra Nullius/Nobody’s Land: Excavations From Image 3.0, eight multimedia practitioners from France are inventing new spectral environments and networked ecologies in the post-digital and post-pandemic world. At another site—the Excise Building—artists such as Jafar Panahi, Kavich Neang and Tanushree Das are exploring rather abstract and liminal spaces between wakefulness and dream, fact and fiction, in the exhibition Who Is Asleep Who Is Awake, through film, photography and video installations.
At the fifth, ongoing physical edition of the Serendipity Arts Festival, art forms are not bound by silos; rather, they are fluid, melding into one another. One can see this in the 120-plus programmes across over 14 venues in Goa. This cross-pollination of ideas and inter-disciplinarity is being guided by 11 curators, such as Quasar Thakore-Padamsee, Bickram Ghosh, Ehsaan Noorani, Mayuri Upadhya, Pramod Kumar K.G., Sudarshan Shetty and Prahlad Sukhtankar.