About the project
Using performance and filmmaking not only for ethnographic documentation of Intangible Cultural Heritage, but also as a platform for imagining and intervening in futures. As anthropologists, we work with rural communities in North India in facilitating spaces where people of different genders, religions, castes and classes can come together to address social issues through verbal performative traditions.
Smt. Indravati Devi (Chachiya) sang for us a beautiful Sohar song when we spent time with her in 2014 at her house in Bhadwar village (Buxar), Bihar. She is no more but her memories and her voice lives with(in) us.
We make an attempt towards introducing everyone to Social & Cultural Anthropology. First episode – ‘Culture Concept’. The concept of culture is rather hard to conceive. If people are left without any culture it seems that we will end up destroying each other and ourselves. Therefore, we have in some way traded our freedom to […]
We go back to promote DigitalBurhwal.in locally in Burhwal village and to invite people to upload their own photos/videos to the website. DigitalBurhwal is an interactive cultural landscape of Burhwal village in the Rohtas district of Bihar. http://www.digitalburhwal.in — We arrived after a year, exactly a year, everyone reminds. Seeing rice fields. Not much has […]
We started with a belief that the camera must breathe through the environment it is filming and should therefore allow the viewers to participate in the events. Today we take another major step: Initiating the process of gamification in our media content to motivate audience engagement. DIGITAL BURHWAL is an interactive documentary that allows people […]
In an attempt towards further embracing multi-linear tracks in doing research and to engage in participatory, co-creative collaboration, I am now working on an Interactive Documentary that allows us to have a little more performative engagement than just being an audience. It also enables the user-interactor to enter into a dialogue with all the material collected […]
Intangible Heritage, Ethno-fiction & Culture-Making