About the project
Espírito Kashi is an avant-garde media project that explores emergent visual technologies and participatory methods in engaging with the rural communities and their cultural landscape. For us the scope of fieldwork extends beyond the field and therefore the project aims to co-create not only with the people in the field but also with our viewers through interactive media.
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 […]
Our important team member, Rajat Madan (Social Entrepreneur), has to leave us for an opportunity to be a Zila Swachh Bharat Prerak, a Tata Trust initiative.. He started out with us in 2015 with a commitment to create a self-sustainable business model for Espírito Kashi. His contribution does not just end at bringing the seed fund; […]
Exploring emergent visual technologies and participatory methods in engaging with rural communities of India and their cultural landscape. Co-creating not only with the people in the field but also with our viewers through interactive media.