FutureFantastic
Bengaluru, Karnataka

FutureFantastic

FutureFantastic

FutureFantastic is described as “India’s first AI and art festival contemplating climate change”. It is the sequel to Bengaluru Fantastic, a tech art festival that was launched in Bengaluru in 2017, which aimed “to nourish and fortify the confluence of creative and technology practitioners in order to envision a radical, open and optimistic future”. 

Bringing together “critical dialogue around socio-environmental issues, innovation within the practitioner and academic communities to further the field of tech-art, and embracing and developing diverse audiences toward new experiential interactions” was at the core of the festival’s mandate. Arundhati Ghosh, the executive director of India Foundation for the Arts; actress Arundhati Nag, dancer and choreographer Jayachandran Palahazy, artists Gene Kogan, Harshit Aggarwal and Lekha Washington and Skinder Hundal, the director of arts at the British Council in the UK, were among the speakers.

FutureFantastic is the outcome of a series of international fellowships fostering creative exchange and collaboration between emerging and seasoned artists and technologists from around the world. Each fellowship thematically focused on climate action, through forms of artistic practice such as interactive installation and performance. 

The festival will feature an exhibition of works by artists whose practices have been pushing the boundaries of tech art as well as talks and workshops with experts in the domain. Irini Papadimitriou, the creative director of UK-based arts organisation Future Everything; and dancers and choreographers Madhu Nataraj and Nicole Seiler are slated to be among the participants at FutureFantastic, which is part of the British Council’s India-UK Together, a Season of Culture series of events. 

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How To Get There

How to Reach Bengaluru
1. By Air: You can reach Bengaluru via air at Bengaluru International Airport, which is located at a distance of 40 km from the city.

2. By Rail: Bengaluru Railway Station is located in the heart of the city. Various trains from all over India come to Bengaluru, including the Mysore Express from Chennai, Karnataka Express from Delhi and Udyan Express from Mumbai, which covers many major cities in between.

3. By Road: The city is connected to various other cities via major national highways. Buses from neighbouring states run on a regular basis to Bengaluru, and Bengaluru Bus Stand also runs various buses to major cities in South India.
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Facilities

  • Eco-friendly
  • Family-friendly
  • Non-smoking

Items & Accessories to Carry

1. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations and the venue allows bottles to be taken inside.

2. Comfortable footwear. Sneakers or boots (but make sure they are worn in).

3. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.

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