Performance with an information session on the research behind the installation with Dr Manisha Sharma and Dr Kim Cunio and a short tabla performance by 9 year old virtuoso Babu.
The program includes a dinner which will be served after the performance.
The Vanishing is an interdisciplinary collaboration with artists, musicians, designers, software programmers, and creative writers from three continents, Australia, North America (United States), and Asia (India). Seven million girls have been eliminated pre-birth in the last ten years in India alone, simply because they were girls. Based on ethnographic research, personal observation and a detailed assessment of the current literature, this project tells new fictionalized stories of the vanished women of India. A female mannequin provides a body for these vanished women. Pressure sensors trigger the stories alongside a newly developed score and soundscape that is being developed for the Qld Conservatorium and the prestigious Cube facility at Virginia Tech University (US), before touring India in 2016. This project develops global awareness about gender imbalance in India by creating a physical, mobile art installation that will travel to people. The stories are written by Dr Manisha Sharma, narrated by Indian women, set to original music composed by Dr. Kim Cunio, software programming done by Dr. Gautham Dayal, with the physical installation designed by Akshay Sharma. The Vanishing is made possible by the support of Autodesk, and will also involve an e version later this year.
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