TESTING GROUNDS, Cinnamon Colomboscope, International Exhibition, Catalogue

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TESTING GROUNDS - Art and Digital Cultures in South Asia and Europe

Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka, British Council, Alliance Française de Kotte
Exhibition brochure, 60 pages
Susanne Jaschko

www.cinnamoncolomboscope.comCataloge (PDF)

Cinnamon Colomboscope is a contemporary and multidisciplinary arts festival that takes place in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Originally started in 2013, as a joint initiative between Alliance Française de Kotte, the British Council and the Goethe-Institut, the festival has continued to attract support and participation from Sri Lankan artists as well as those from Europe. Over the past two years, the festival’s reputation has spread beyond these two locales, and more artists from the South Asia region and other parts of the world have wanted to be part of the event.
The festival has always had a legacy of challenging how we view art, by presenting works in venues that are not traditional exhibition or performance spaces. The idea of using art to draw audiences into different parts of the city is the trademark of the Colomboscope festival.

The event is organised by EUNIC Sri Lanka comprising the Goethe-Institut, British Council and Alliance Française de Kotte. Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is the festival's title sponsor for the second consecutive year.

This year, the festival is held in venue partnership with the Sri Lanka Postal Department, the Ministry of Science and Technology, Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Post, Postal Services & Muslim Religious Affairs, Sri Lanka.

Artists: Arash Akbari (Iran), Kavan Balasuriya (Sri Lanka), Muvindu Binoy (Sri Lanka), Josephine Bosma (Netherlands), Asvajit Boyle and Lalindra Amarasekara (Sri Lanka), James Bridle (UK), COCA (Sri Lanka), Dinelka (Sri Lanka), Stéphane Degoutin and Gwenola Wagon (France), Rohini Devasher (India), Malaka Dewapriya (Sri Lanka), Constant Dullaart (Netherlands), Sanjana Hattotuwa (Sri Lanka), Gustav Hellberg (Sweden), Louis Henderson (UK), Fieke Jansen (The Netherlands), Sunara Jayamanne (Sri Lanka), Zihan Karim (Bangladesh), Gihan Karunaratne (Great Britain), Daniel Keller (USA/Germany), Michael Ketigan (USA/Sri Lanka), Subasri Krishnan (India), T. Krishnapriya (Sri Lanka), Marc Lee (Switzerland), Manu Luksch, Tobias Reinhart, Thomas Tode (Austria/Germany/Great Britain), Imaad Majeed (Sri Lanka), Danushka Marasinghe and Isuru Kumarasinghe (Sri Lanka), Ali Miharbi (Turkey), Mehreen Murtaza (Pakistan), Aamina Nizar (Sri Lanka), Dhanya Pilo (India), Archana Prasad (India), Arun Prematilleke (Sri Lanka), Chamila Priyanka (Sri Lanka), Tobias Revell (United Kingdom), Jocelyn Robert (Canada), Chris and Ali Rodley (Australia), Sebastian Schmieg (Germany), Semiconductor (Great Britain), Sam de Silva (Sri Lanka), Isaac Smith and Sumudi Suraweera (Sri Lanka), Urs Stäheli (Germany), Sunara (Sri Lanka), Tactical Technology Collective (International), Ivar Veermäe (Estonia/Germany), Ansh Ranvir Vohra (India), Arun Welandawe Prematilleke and Isuru Kumarasinghe (Sri Lanka), Yudhanjaya Wijeratne (Sri Lanka), Subha Wijesiriwardena (Sri Lanka)

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