Now, after all these years, how would it be if we RE – IMAGINED the two rivers in a different context?
This blog post gives a project update from one of our key Indian partners Bangla Natak.
As I write now, I’m sitting outside the Jain Koti, home to the second residency this month at in Azimganj, Murshidabad. 15 artists and crafts people from West Bengal are here for 6 days to exchange skills and techniques with Kinetika artists and make five of the ten silk scrolls. Inside the hall, six-metre lengths of Murshidabad silk are laid out, wax is being heated, dyes are being mixed.
Ali Pretty, Jacci Todd, (Kinetika UK) and Ruchira Das, Naireet Basak (Think Arts) took a ten-day journey along the banks of the Hooghly to hear stories from local people along the way.