Composed with the data backed by research – courtesy: Indian Institute of Science and Stockholm Environment Institute, USA – the artist Christina Della Giustina along with Vasundhara Das, a Hindustani trained experimental singer and Sai Chandrashekar on Ghatam, a classical Indian percussion instrument, introduce the performance Neerinusiru. This headlining performance at Bengaluru Fantastic brings together artists, technologists, scientific researchers and the public in an ethereal moment that calls out the importance of water as a city-wide ecological challenge.
This project responds to UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water
ABOUT CHRISTINA DELLA GIUSTINA
Christina Della Giustina studied Philosophy, Art History, and Linguistics at the University Zürich, CH, and completed her postgraduate studies in Fine Art and Political Theory at the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, NL.
Christina Della Giustina’s artistic practice entails the gathering, structuring and transposing of data on water, rendering dynamics particular to specific environments publicly accessible and perceivable.
The core of these works lies in the direct communication with the actual surrounding they are conceived for and intrinsically work with. Without adding to a given environment, fluctuations, dynamics and rhythms inherent to a site reveal themselves. In generating ‘ways of saying’ for the environment the work let’s its surrounding speak,
disclosing and addressing issues of power and intimacy as soon as we are present.
The work involves live- and interactive audio-, video-, and light-installations, performance, drawing, writing and composing.
ABOUT VASUNDHRA DAS
Most Indian films are like musicals, but few Indian actors sing themselves. Instead, playback singers lend their voices to actors in movies. Vasundhara Das has worked extensively as a playback singer in the mainstream Indian film industry, Bollywood, as well as in the thriving regional language film industry in southern India. Vasundhara has worked with several notable Indian composers – among others,
Anu Mallik, Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy, Shekar and Vishal, and Ranjit Barot.
Being a singer / songwriter, and having worked as a singer in the mainstream music industry in India, Vasundhara has also worked as a film music composer or music director, as it is popularly called in India, with the Kannada film, ‘Hege Alisali Ninna Chitravaa’. Vasundhara is a singer-songwriter, and has a strong standing in the independent contemporary music scene in Bengaluru with successful creative collaborations like the Shah Hussain Project. She is the Co-Founder of Community DrumJam Foundation.