Open Invitation Collective is a group of artists who share similar concerns around ecology, the environment and how we inhabit our planet. After a year-long research process we are excited to share these art works where we explore geological time, ancient landscape, and human presence through conscious listening. The art works that we have created are contemplative, immersive, and experiential. This project has been supported by SONIC MATTER, Switzerland and SWISSNEX, India
Shabari Rao is an artist and educator whose work is grounded in practice based research. Her primary interest is in the question: what counts as knowledge and how is the body involved in creating it?
Bindhumalini Narayanswamy is a singer and composer interested in exploring and expressing the soul stirring power of music and silence.
Manush John is an artist and filmmaker who is interested in critically looking at human systems and knowledge creation in the context of impending environmental catastrophe.
Navya Sah is an Indian multidisciplinary artist who works in the realms of sound, film, movement and writing. Her work studies emotional responses on the politics of power and love. She likes the quiet.
When Thejaswi Shvanand began reading in childhood, the Indian tectonic plate was farther away from the Eurasian plate by 66 cm. He likes to track the consequences of this plate movement during annual hikes in the Himalayas while continuing to read and work as a curator and library educator at Champaca Bookstore and Children's Library.
Malvika Jha is an experimental media artist with an interest in performance. She uses her dreams to reflect on the roots of human emotions within body and memory. She focuses on the mind-body duality to inform her art practice.
Open Lab - January 2022 - December 2022
The new Zurich platform SONIC MATTER is an invitation to go on a common journey of discovery, exploration and creation in the field of experimental music. This platform comprises a festival in Zurich that takes place each December, and an online forum that is active through the year. With SONIC MATTER, we would like to offer a space for urgent contemporary issues that can be negotiated jointly by artists and audiences over long periods of time.