I recently visited this inspiring exhibition at Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts. It’s been curated by Prashant Panjiar and novelist Siddharth Sanvanth Shanghvi. Here are just three of the exhibits that I enjoyed…
Sensorium: A reflection of photography at its intersection with literature, cinema and music
1. Macondo: The World of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
In this extraordinary exhibit of words and photos, the photojournalist Macondo used ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ as a way of virtually accessing Colombia and was so inspired by Marquez’s words and topographies that he created visual representations of the writer’s world.
2. Photopoetry inspired by Octavio Paz’s poems
Subrata Biswas took this photo linked to Octavio Paz’s ‘The Balcony’ poem.
The Balcony –
in the middle of the night
not adrift with centuries
not spreading out
like a fixed idea
to the centre of incandescence
Two tall syllables
surrounded by insomnia and sand
I say them in a low voice
the hour grows
3. Anusha Yadav’s India Memory Project
The India Memory Project was founded in 2010 and is based on the insight that personal pictures and stories also serve as a social documentation of a sub-continent. The online project is a curated and accessible archive that celebrates and connects the dots of a sub-continent’s history via images and stories sent by and collected from people from across the world.
Visit Yadav’s selection of curated photos, each one of which reflects the story of a nation through a personal story. ‘Miss India 1970’ and ‘Love at First Photo’ are two of my favourites.
Sensorium will be at Sunaparanta until 5th February 2015. For more information, see here.