IFA@Mumbai: Testing a multi-media board game at What About Art Residency, Studio 5, Mumbai | January 22, 2017
India Foundation for the Arts
invites you to The Travelling Hand: Smelling Palimpsests Under Moonlit Mangroves
by Gayatri Kodikal
Studio open for play testing of a multi-media board game film environment! Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 02:00 PM – 07:00 PM | What About Art Residency, Studio 5 7, Baitush Apts, 29th Road, Off Water Field Road, (next to Sigdi Restaurant), Bandra (W), Mumbai
Join us for a fun afternoon testing a multi-media prototype of a board game created by artist Gayatri Kodikal on January 22, 2016 at What About Art Residency, Studio 5, Mumbai. The game is an immersive investigation of an unresolved history, where players are archaeologists of a strange temporal landscape made of film bits.
Gayatri received a grant to develop a game-art environment, based on the speculations around the remains of Queen Ketevan of Georgia in Goa. Using archival materials, the game seeks to question the legitimacy of proof in the reading of history.
Gayatri Kodikal graduated from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad with film and video as specialisations. She has been a practicing moving image artist and her work has been exhibited at various art, film and video festivals in the country in New Delhi, Kolkata and Bengaluru, and abroad in Newcastle, Riga, Istanbul, Paris and Oslo. Her moving image works typically fall in the liminal spaces between film and video games.
This project is supported by India Foundation for the Arts, under our Arts Practice programme, with support from Tata Steel.