Among the things festival organisers have to look forward to next year is a new media extravaganza that will focus on light as a medium. The Mumbai Light Festival, scheduled for the first quarter of 2023, will be “a celebration of light, its magic and its possibilities”.
Put together by the Floating Canvas Company and supported by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation, it will bring together 17 established and emerging artists and feature exhibitions, workshops and panel discussions.
To give us a taste of what to expect, the organisers are holding a number of curtain raisers they’re calling the MLF Satellite Series. The events, which will showcase the work of a new artist or collective, will take place in intimate settings for a limited-capacity audience.
The preview series begins this month with European multidisciplinary new media artist collective TUNDRA, which will present its immersive audiovisual experience ‘ROW’ at Mumbai’s Tao Art Gallery.
‘ROW’ is a holographic installation composed of a scalable and modular array of screens, which assume the form of a canvas that continually morphs in shape and length. Raw pictures translated by generative sound are echoed on this canvas with a short delay, resulting in a variety of flowing patterns that draw attention to and reflect the spatial qualities of the space in which it is installed. Here’s a sneak peek of what it looks like.
You can read more about the Mumbai Light Festival here.