A missing poet, a textile artist and an understanding of science, philosophy and art in Pune’s cultural action this week


The Last Poet is an interactive online performance by Delhi-based Amitesh Grover that brings together theater, film, sound art, creative coding and digital set design. It revolves around a poet who has disappeared, leaving his town haunted. Via your laptop or PC, you enter this virtual city and meet several people who will tell you about the missing poet and unravel the mystery of his disappearance.

As you watch the show, you yourself are navigating this swirling city. You can choose to enter one floating room, stay behind and listen, or go to another. Who you meet, what you see, how you listen is all up to you. This city will seek you, as you seek what is inside this unbuilt world. September 24-26 online. Admission: Rs 399 on Insider.

Vaishali Oak, a fiber artist from Pune, presents her latest fabric assemblies in a solo exhibition. It is inspired by the natural world and visually tells the vicissitudes of time and memory. At VHC Vida Heydari Contemporary Marvel Alaina, Showroom 3, Lane 8, Koregaon Park. Free admission

A workshop, led by Aiman ​​Mehta, Director, Raah – A Literacy & Cultural Center, focuses on making facial gels and cleansers from scratch. Participants will learn how to make neem tulsi, ubtan, green tea, saffron, and oil control facial cleansers, as well as rose, hibiscus, saffron, sandalwood, and aloe vera gels. , among others. Different methods of manufacturing facial cleansers will be offered. September 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donation pass: Rs 1200 per person. Contact: 9763095043

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IAPAR presents a workshop over six weekends that weaves science, philosophy and art. The interactive format allows participants to work with facilitators such as Deepti Gangavane, Prof. Tanuja Yelale, Mrinalinee Vanarase, who are trained in several disciplines. Lectures, discussions and other activities will encourage participants to develop critical thinking skills. From September 25 to October 31 (every weekend), Saturdays: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On Zoom Contact: 77750 52719 or email [email protected]

Where does art meet digital technology. A series, titled Art X Technology, seeks to explore this intersection and examine their common ground. The listener leaves with an understanding of the application and engagement with technology and how centuries-old artistic traditions can challenge perceptions and create a new aesthetic, fusing the scientific and the creative while creating surreal worlds and beyond the experiences of reality. The artists who speak in the series are some of the best in India, such as Hitesh Kumar from Splat Studios, Afrah Shafiq, Sehaj Rahal, Mithu Sen and Deepanjana Klein. The series began on September 12 with Hitesh Kumar, Creative Director of Splat Studio, and will run until October 10. Log on to http://www.knma.in/


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