About the project
Espírito Kashi is an avant-garde media project working on redefining ways of safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage. We explore emergent visual technologies and participatory methods in engaging with rural communities of India.
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 […]
Espírito Kashi presents Ropani, a portrait film. In Bihar, ‘Ropani’ is a woman who sows paddy. This ethnographic film by Rajat Nayyar is about an intimate encounter with Aaji, who becomes ‘Ropani’ during monsoon and has worked in the paddy fields for 40 years. The research explores the space and music in which she dwells and […]
A minute long trailer for our next film ‘Ropani | रोपनी’. Synopsis: In Bihar, ‘Ropani’ is a woman who sows paddy. The film is a portrait of Aaji who becomes ‘Ropani’ during monsoons every year in Burhwal village. She is also the dwelling place for the local goddess. The film will have its premiere at the South […]
Founder, Rajat Nayyar will be going to Chicago to participate in the upcoming The University of Chicago conference on 23rd & 24th Feb’17. Theme: Materials in Focus: Working across Media and Methods in South Asia. Will be screening my upcoming film ‘Ropani’ (portrait film on Aaji who has been sowing paddy for 40 years in Bihar) and will also […]
Exploring emergent visual technologies and participatory methods in engaging with rural communities of India and their cultural landscape.