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Premiere book launch – Sunday, Dec 13, 2015

Premiere book launch of The Indecisive Chicken: Stories and recipes from eight Dharavi women (2015). Prajna Desai introduces the book along with a short reading.

Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 / 5.00-6.20 pm

In Mumbai at Liberty Cinema (behind Metro Cinema, next to Bombay Hospital)

In association with LIBERTY TAKEN: An International Festival of Arts in the City of Bombay, Dec 2015-Jan 2016

Schedule below.

Photo-credit: Shalaka Pai

 

Liberty Taken

An international festival of arts in the city of Bombay

December 2015-January 2016

Liberty Taken takes place in different spaces of Bombay. In its first iteration, this year the festival occupies Osianama at Liberty Cinema (Liberty Taken), Clark House and Sir JJ School of Art (Liberty Taken Apart), and different private and public spaces of the city, through ephemeral and unexpected situations and micro-events (Liberty Taken by Surprise).

Curated by Sumesh Sharma, Zasha Colah and Luca Cerizza.

WHO TOOK THE LIBERTY

(in order of appearance)

Aurelien Mole (b. 1975, Iran) took the liberty to make a monument from the fragments of monuments that captured his imagination on walks through the city with students of the Sir JJ School of Art.

The exhibition Kamarados (2015) took the liberty to move works from Amsterdam to Bombay, and make appearancees through January.

Soghra Khurasani (b. 1983, India) took the liberty to make an exhibition about misogyny.

Shunya collective (2012) took the liberty to make small events in cafes and flower shops: opening with Poonam Jain(b. 1989, India) who took liberty by surprise, to make drawings on sandwich stall wrappers.

Sumesh Sharma (b. 1983, India), Zasha Colah (b. 1982, India) and Luca Cerizza (b. 1969, Italy) took the liberty to say a few words about a festival they organised.

Gernot Wieland (b. 1968, Austria) took the liberty to prepare a new lecture-performance that includes animals and psychotherapists, memories of his catholic education and body art, while it digs into the story of an Austrian dancer exiled in Bombay.

Marianne Zamecznik (b. 1972, Norway) went to the psychotherapist with Gernot and took the liberty to portray their super-egos into puppets.

Aurélien Froment (1976, France) took the liberty of putting together all his short films, one after the other, in a program lasting 163 minutes and dealing with 461 years of cinematography.

Amol Patil (b. 1987, India) or, better, many Amol Patils took the liberty of playing the role of a fan, a clock, a door, a newspaper and other usually inanimate objects: the characters of a script penned by his father, a playwright and a sweeper.

He also took the liberty to invite sweepers of the neighbourhood to perform inside the theatre.

Aurélien Froment took the liberty of paying homage to Chilean director Raúl Ruiz, introducing and screening his movie La Maleta (1963-2008)

DJ Spooky (b. 1970, USA) took the liberty to intervene graphically and musically on the controversial epic movie by D. W. Griffith The Birth of a Nation (1915) as only a DJ with an agenda would do.

Caecilia Tripp (the future, outerspace) took the liberty to make poet Linton Kwesi Johnson meet philosopher

Édouard Glissant for the first time, and filmed their discursive journey through one sun filled day in New York.

Prajna Desai (b.1974, India) took the liberty to investigate the food culture in the informal settlements of Dharavi in a new book, and to present the result of her research on stage.

DJ Spooky took the liberty to cross India to come and improvise an intervention on the stage of Liberty Cinema before the curtains are lowered.

Servane Varnese (France) took the liberty to travel to Varanasi, to think about the knowledge of dust, and Jodorowsky’s psychomagic. Manon Gingold (France) took the liberty to open her apartment to this exhibition where private space is so rare.

– LC

Gernot Wieland

 

PROGRAM

THU 

10 DEC

 

LIBERTY TAKEN at various venues for Art Night Thursday

Programme Schedule: 10 December, 6pm-9pm

 

Institut Français and Clark House present:

Liberty taken by Aurelien Mole with students of Sir JJ School of Art

‘Liberty Taken Apart’

Lower Deck, Clark House map

 

Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam and Clark House present:

Liberty taken by Amol Patil, Mieke Van de Voort, Htein Lin, Jeronimo Voss, Judy Blum Reddy, Sawangwongse
Yawnghwe, Diego Tonus, Adrian Melis,
 Sharelly EmanuelsonNicoline Vanharskamp, Rupali Patil, Sosa Joseph.

‘Liberty Taken by Kamarados’

Upper Deck, Clark House map

 

Liberty Taken by Soghra Khurasini

‘Cratered Fictions’

Tarq map

 

Liberty Taken by Shunya Collective

‘Liberty Taken by Surprise’

Opens in Bombay

 

FRI

11 DEC map

Institut Français, Osianama and Clark House present:

LIBERTY TAKEN at Liberty Cinema

Programme Schedule: 11,12,13 December, 4pm-midnight

 

4pm-4.30pm

Welcome

 

4.30pm-5pm

Liberty Taken by Gernot Wieland with Marianne Zamecznik

‘Thievery and Songs’ – A Prologue

[Lecture-performance, premiere]

 

5.30pm sharp-8.50pm

Liberty Taken by Aurélien Froment

‘461 Years of Cinematography’

[Italy, USA, France, Ireland, UK, 1554 – 2015, running time 200 mins with intervals, HD video. Premiere.]

A detailed programme will be available at the time of performance.

 

Liberty Taken by Amol Patil

‘Social Theatre’

[2013, video, 3 mins, loop]

 

Break

 

10.30pm-midnight

Liberty Taken by Raúl Ruiz

‘La Maleta’

[16 mm transferred to DV cam transferred to HD video, 1960/completed 2008, sound, 40 minutes]

Introduced by Aurélien Froment.

 

Aurélien Froment  

SAT

12 DEC map

3pm-3.30pm

Welcome

 

4pm sharp-7.20pm

Liberty Taken by Aurélien Froment

‘461 Years of Cinematography’

[Italy, USA, France, Ireland, UK, 1554 – 2015, running time 200 mins with intervals, HD video. Premiere.]

A detailed programme will be available at the time of performance.

 

7.30pm-8.30pm

Liberty Taken by Raúl Ruiz

‘La Maleta’

[16 mm transferred to DV cam transferred to HD video, 1960/completed 2008, sound, 40 minutes]

Introduced by Aurélien Froment.

 

8.30pm-8.40

Liberty Taken by Amol Patil

‘Bombay Heroes’

[performance, 2015, 20 mins]

‘Social Theatre’

[2013, video, 3 mins, loop]

 

Break

 

10pm-midnight

Liberty Taken by DJ Spooky (that subliminal kid)

freestyle [Improv]

 

SUN

13 DEC map

4pm-4.45pm

Liberty Taken by Caecilia Tripp

‘The Making Of Americans’

[2004, 18mins]

‘Music for (prepared) Bicycles (after John Cage & Marcel Duchamp)’

[Score Two NY, 2013, 15mins]

‘Making History’

[2008, 10mins]

 

5pm-6.20pm

Liberty Taken by Prajna Desai

‘The Indecisive Chicken: Stories and recipes by eight Dharavi cooks’

[Talk and first launch of book on food, aesthetics, and women’s labour in Dharavi.]

 

6.30pm-7.30pm

Liberty Taken by Raúl Ruiz

‘La Maleta’

[16 mm transferred to DV cam transferred to HD video, 1960/completed 2008, sound, 40 mins]

Introduced by Aurélien Froment.

 

Liberty Taken by Amol Patil

‘Social Theatre’

[2013, 3 mins, loop]

 

Break

 

9pm-11pm

Liberty Taken by DJ Spooky (that subliminal kid)

‘Rebirth of a Nation’

[2007, 100 mins]

 

11pm-midnight

An Epilogue

 

THU 17 DEC

4pm-6.30pm

Liberty Taken Apart by Aurelien Mole
& students of Sir JJ School of Art

Sir JJ School of Art, Fine Art Building map

 

7pm-10pm

Liberty Taken Apart by Aurelien Mole & students of Sir JJ School of Art

Clark House map

 

SAT

20 DEC

7pm-9pm

Alliance Française Bombay and Clark House present:

Liberty taken by Servane Varnes

‘Remembrement’

Manon Gingold in conversation with the artist

Clark House map

Clark House Initiative is a curatorial collaborative and a union of artists based in Bombay concerned with ideas of freedom. Strategies of  equality have informed their work, while experiments in re-reading of histories, and concerns of representation and visibility, are ways to imagine alternative economies and freedom.

Address: c/o RBT Group, Ground Floor, Clark House, 8 Nathalal Parekh Marg (Old Wodehouse Road), Bombay 400039. Opposite Sahakari Bhandar and Regal Cinema, next to Woodside Inn.

Contact: +919820213816 | 9819843334 | info@clarkhouseinitiative.org

Website: http://www.clarkhouseinitiative.org

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