• Testing Grounds: Arts and Digital Cultures in South Asia and Europe

    Very excited that my work ‘always take the weather with you’ will be shown as part of this year’s Colomboscope: Testing Grounds. Cinnamon Colomboscope is a contemporary and multidisciplinary arts festival that takes place in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Originally started in 2013, as a joint initiative between Alliance Française de Kotte, the British Council and the Goethe-Institut, the festival has continued to attract support and participation from Sri Lankan artists as well as those from Europe. Over the past two years, the festival’s reputation has spread beyond these two locales, and more artists from the South Asia region and other parts of the world have wanted to be part of the event.

    The set of 12 etchings is part of the exhibition, DEEP SENSING, which explores how our natural, social and technological environment constantly undergoes changes – some dramatic, some subtler. The mutations of digital technologies produce new relationships between material, information, and our own physicality. We – as subjects living within these ecologies – are called upon to acquire ‘a sensitivity’ in the course of traversing the infosphere and real space. Can digital technologies offer new ways of sensing, feeling and perceiving the world, contributing to a more diversified, intuitive and emotional understanding of our environments?

  • Anthropocene Campus: The Technosphere, April 14-22, 2016

    The Age of Humankind asks for new ways to produce and disseminate knowledge. The Anthropocene Curriculum addresses that need by bringing together researchers, academics, artists, and civil actors from around the world to form a dynamic body of knowledge that is both experimental and self-reflexive. This collaborative educational project initiated by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science goes beyond disciplinary boundaries and established educational formats to better describe, understand, and thus meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    “The second edition of the Anthropocene Campus will shed light on this man-made sphere, posing the challenge of describing, understanding, and more consciously shaping a twenty-first century wherein the forces of humanity, technology, culture, life, and industry act in accordance with the biophysical possibilities and limits of our planet.”


  • Observations: ArtScience Museum Singapore

    Arboreal  has been selected to be a part of Observations, ” a curated program of artists’ moving-image works that explores how a scientific line of enquiry, or a methodology of observation derived from science, generates meaning within artistic practices. Through the work of four international artists, the program celebrates curiosity and seeing; how the artist’s eye might see the world differently. Referencing nanotechnologies, the natural world, sound waves and the materiality of our own bodies, each of these works take a difference starting point, and use diverse ways to explore their subjects. As a whole, these works remind us of the powerful potential of the artistic processes of exploring, perceiving and visualizing the world around us. Their investigations take us on a journey of sight and sound that penetrates the surface of everyday observations and opens the door to otherwise unseen worlds.”

    Featuring works by Semiconductor (UK), Ryoichi Kurokawa (Japan), Skoltz_Kolgen (Canada) and Rohini Devasher (India).

    As part of the ArtScience on Screen at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore.


  • GLOBALE: New Sensorium at the ZKM

    New Sensorium curated by Yuko Hasegawa has opened at the ZKM in Karlsruhe. Bloodlines and Doppelganger are being exhibited as part of a show that focuses on new sensory realms, indicating a new consciousness derived from globalization and digital technologies.

    “New Sensorium« is an exhibition presenting the work of some sixteen artists sensing the way forward, exploring exit strategies from the dark confusion at the precipices of dualist modernization. It is a step towards a new ecosystem, of media and material, directed toward another future, another body – a renewed sensing of the organism.”

  • Artists’ Film International – Whitechapel Gallery


    Throughout 2016, Artists’ Film International explores the theme of technologies, coinciding with the major exhibition Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966).

    Selected by the Whitechapel Gallery, Scottish artist Rachel Maclean‘s pastel coloured dystopias explore parallel worlds. Germs (2013) follows a glamorous female protagonist through a series of commercials, as she becomes increasingly paranoid about the omnipresence of microscopic germs.

    Atmospheres (2015) by Rohini Devasher imagines the inter-connectedness of things, as we look up from Earth through a decametre wave radio telescope at the Gauribidanur Observatory near Bangalore, India. The work was selected by Project 88 in Mumbai.