Nobina Gupta is an artist- curator, the founder director of Disappearing Dialogues Collective (www.disappearingdialogues.org). Over a career spanning 25 years, she has initiated and curated interdisciplinary interactions that engage different communities, institutions and social groups through interactive artworks, heritage mapping, research and documentation. These are collaborative activities that seek to conserve cultural, social and environmental losses, sediments and memories intrinsic to a fragile socio-spatial landscape. With significant representations in national and international forums, her work engages with audio-visual and tactile mediums to comment on the Anthropocene, ecology and sustainability. She seeks to raise vital questions – reimagining relationships, initiating co-creation and breaking norms to disseminate research and community-based learnings.
Parvathi Nayar is a visual artist, writer and poet based in Chennai. She is known for her multidisciplinary art, centred on complex drawing practices, video, installations and photography. Parvathi’s art talks about different engagements with our environment, and the philosophies of inhabiting them. Parvathi has presented her work at prestigious venues such as the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2014-2015); public installations of her work include A Story of Flight, (Jaya He Museum, T2 Terminal, Mumbai airport) and The Music of the Spheres (Chennai Mathematical Institute, 2016). Solos include Atlas of Re-Imaginings (2018, Chennai), At the Heart of the Question (2018, Singapore), Haunted by Waters (2017, Dakshinachitra Museum, Chennai), Dissonant Images: Drawing in Time, (2016, New Delhi), I sing the body electric (2008, Mumbai), Drawing is a Verb (Singapore, 2006).
Kathy Hinde is an audio-visual artist whose practice embraces open methods and evolving processes. Through installations, performances and site-specific experiences, she aims to nurture a deeper and more embodied connection with other species and the earth’s systems. She collaborates with other practitioners and scientists and often actively involves the audience in the creative process.
Kathy joined the Cryptic Artist programme in 2015, is a member of Bristol Experimental Expanded Film (BEEF), a fellow at South West Creative Technology Network and a member of the Rabbit Holes Collective. She received an Ivor Novello Award for Sound Art in 2020.
Denise Rowe is a creative practitioner, ceremonialist and experiential facilitator with over twenty years experience. Denise’s passion is for the deep embodied remembering that is encoded within our beings as part of this living earth. She works with music, dance, prayer and environment as access points for this remembering. Denise’s work has evolved from many intensive emersions into indigenous wisdom, including the hunter gatherers of the Cameroonian rainforest, the mbira tradition in rural Zimbabwe, and her embodied movement practice in the landscapes of Devon, UK. Denise has toured internationally, is co-founder of Trees of Hope and founder of Earth Dances. She works in collaboration with Kennedy Chinyere from Zimbabwe.
Kennedy Chinyere is a musician, mbira player and sculptor who grew up in a traditional family in rural Zimbabwe. Kennedy started playing mbira as a young boy, and has played in many ceremonies and rituals to connect people with the spirit of their ancestors and the spirit of the land. Since 2016 Kennedy has been based in the UK where he performs and teaches mbira music. Kennedy is director of the Trees of Hope eco-learning project in rural Zimbabwe, dedicated to creating a safe space for intergenerational dialogue and to celebrating cultural heritage. He works in collaboration with Denise Rowe.
an evolving tapestry of global creative initiatives centered on water
Waters of Change is a dynamic archive of creative initiatives focusing on Water. This archive will feature a diverse range of artists & creative practitioners from all over the world, bringing to one platform diverse lenses through which to interrogate and respond to the role of water in our individual and collective lives. This digitally accessible platform will also facilitate collaborations between artists, foster engagements between artists and audiences, and invite contributions from viewers across the globe.
Local voices come together in this tapestry of works to provoke a reflection on the criticality of water in everyday lives across global geographies.
An initiative of Disappearing Dialogues Collective and Media Art South Asia in collaboration with House of Imagination and Bath Spa University.