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DLF Projects in India

Vishal Rawlley and Kurnal Rawat, Typocity, 2003
Since 2000, the Daniel Langlois Foundation has supported a number of projects in India. These projects have highlighted, documented and engaged various aspects of Indian culture and ecological issues, including current local and national realities. In this Web publication, we spotlight these projects and their recent developments.

Artist in residence – Vishal Rawlley, Legend of the Sea Lord (2007)
Using a creative mix of voicemail technology and mythology, Rawlley developed a prototype for an interactive light installation which seeks to raise public awareness about water pollution in Mumbai.

Artist in residence – Surajit Sarkar, Ring of Blue (2006)
Highlighting audio and video recordings collected from the performances of the Catapult Arts Caravan, Sarkar created a low-cost digital technology prototype for an interactive travelling digital exhibition.

Ashok Sukumaran, Recurrencies: across electricity and the urban (2006)
This ongoing project (2006-2008) seeks to build some fifty "embedded" electronic arrangements in physical urban spaces, primarily in the cities of Mumbai and Bangalore.

Vishal Rawlley and Kurnal Rawat, TyPoCiTy (2003) 
TyPoCiTy offers a rare opportunity to learn about the social fabric and cultural history of Mumbai from a typographic point of view.

Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Nagarika (2003)
The Nagarika project seeks to document and preserve the knowledge systems surrounding physical human expression in India and make this information accessible to young artists and choreographers through digital technology.

RAQS Media Collective & Atelier Bow Wow, Temporary Autonomous Sarai (2002)
Commissioned for the Walker Arts Centre Translocations exhibition, Temporary Autonomous Sarai is an installation encouraging visitors to discover net art. RAQS Media Collective (Delhi) and the architectural firm Atelier Bow Wow (Tokyo) collaborated on the creation of the installation.

Sarai Interface Zone (2001)
The Sarai Interface Zone is a public space for Sarai's outreach programs and an extension of the Sarai Media Lab initiative.

Sarai Media Lab (2000)
The Sarai Media Lab provides a creative space committed to innovation, experimentation and new modes of content dissemination.

Raphaëlle Aubin © 2007 FDL