Port Blair, Jan 02: Kala Kendra–a Society under the Department of Art & Culture, A& N Administration in collaboration with Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Centre, Kolkata is organizing ‘New Media Workshop’ on Community Based Art Activity with migrant communities of the Islands from 2nd -15th January 2018 at Port Blair. The workshop began today in the premises of Art Galley & Studio, Gandhi Park, Port Blair.
The first day’s discussion started in a circle where artists from different background viz dance, drama, painting, music etc., participated. After the initial sharing of the backgrounds of the participants Sanchayan Ghosh introduced the idea of the circle as a collective of individuals and discussed about New Media aesthetics and its multisensory possibility. Sanchayan also talked about the temporality of new media and its possibility of generating critical collective view points about an experience.
He moreover shared the possibility of new media as an archive of both public and private memory and how it can reflect history as the experience of the present. The individual participants were inspired to share their personal community memories as a migrant through different forms of memory recollection. The workshop process will continue everyday in the afternoon where a collective process of mapping the landscape of Andaman will be explored from the point of view of migration and ownership.