With Christopher Bannerman, Sheba ChhaChhi, Shobana Jeyasingh, Gautam Malkani, Sadanand Menon, Anita Ratnam, Sonia Sabri, Alaknanda Samarth, Anusha Subramanyam, Chitra Sundaram,Tim Supple and many more.
Akademi in collaboration with The Place presented an opportunity to engage in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary dialogue between eminent artists across the world of South Asian arts. The symposium will investigate where abstract lies in the South Asian arts through the work of six prominent creators. Invited artists narrated and presented their work through informal conversations with their peers and take participating audiences through a personal journey of artistic/creative discovery. The event was an uplifting and inspiring afternoon for all curious creators, thinkers, artists and audiences.
Looking for the Invisible followed an established history of groundbreaking symposiums such as South Asian Aesthetics - Unwrapped! (Royal Opera House), No Man’s Land - Exploring South Asianness (ICA), and Frame by Frame - A Symposium on the Dance of Indian Cinema and its Transition into Bollywood Dancing (Royal Opera House).
After the symposium delegates were invited to attend the performance of Aakash Odedra’s ‘Rising’ where he performed
solos choreographed by Russell Maliphant, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Akram Khan, and featuring lighting byMichael Hulls.