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Speakers

Artistic Director, Conflictorium
Curator, Conflictorium

Date & Time

Thursday Thu, 11 Apr 2024

Location

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

67 mins | Hindi with English subtitles | India | 2023

A Sound Democracy explores the fusion of sound, identity, and the collective conscience, challenging us to reflect on the profound impact of the DJ sound system era on the delicate fabric of our democratic ideals.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker Dhananjai Sinha, the artistic director of Conflictorium, YSK Prerana, and the curator Aayush Chandrawanshi. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

Speakers

Dhananjai Sinha

Filmmaker

Dhananjai Sinha is an ethnographic filmmaker, working in the field of Arts, Humanities, and Technology. A Sound Democracy (2023) his latest film, is an exploration into sound, politics and citizenship – currently being screened across the country – produced by Conflictorium, museum of conflict. His last film Sabarmati and its Lovers (2021) explored love and ecology in Ahmedabad, in the backdrop of the city having the highest rate of suicides amongst lovers in India.

Dhananjai’s film work began with explorations into the genesis/ movement of global music subcultures within the Indian/ South Asian context; 
Reggaeology – Music, Movement and Rise Of Indian Reggae (2018) was India’s official film entry at Kingston’s UNESCO World Music Heritage Celebrations. An advertising and communication professional, he can be found dabbling with music and stringed instruments or staring across the horizon in an attempt to paint it, when left to his own devices.

YSK Prerana

Artistic Director, Conflictorium

YSK Prerana is largely interested in writing, language and translations. They are the current Artistic Director of Conflictorium wherein their role leads them to engage with bureaucracy critically and poetically; their fundamental value is to express theory and ideology in practice. They have in the past worked with grassroots organisations that address concerns of body, land, sovereignty and mobility, such as the National Institute of Urban Affairs, Urban Catalysts, Apne Aap Women’s Collective, Child Rights and You, and Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health. They also make zines, quick and bad drawings and write poetry in their notes app; with the intention of moving towards children’s literature.

Aayush Chandrawanshi

Curator, Conflictorium

Aayush Chandrawanshi works as a Project Anchor and Curator at Conflictorium Raipur, where he focuses on setting up a permanent museum, conceptualising and designing its overall experience, and aligning it with the region’s art, culture and socio-political sensibilities. He is also a visual artist and a freelance photographer, videographer, editor and curator working across India on assignments. He is a post-grad in Photography Design from the National Institute of Design. His personal works explore communities, and alternate cultures, while using visual medium to understand, question, unlearn and relearn.