INDIAN MEMORY PROJECT and BANDISH PROJEKT

Indian Memory Project is an online, curated and visual archive that traces the history of the Indian subcontinent through photographs and letters from personal archives. Contextualised with narratives, the photographs and letters, contributed by people all over the world, reveal a powerful and historical palimpsest of a largely undocumented society and subcontinent. With personal images serving as evidence, each post on the archive reveals valuable information about families and ancestors, cultures, lifestyles, traditions and consequences.

Founded in February 2010 by Anusha Yadav, the Indian Memory Project is a personal memory of the world — a sociological and photographic history that is remembered, realised and experienced by its own people. The images from the Indian Memory Project are presented in a live performance by Bandish Projekt in collaboration with visual artist Barret Hodgson.

Bandish Projekt resonates the musicality of Mayur Narvekar, a classical tabla player. Born in Mumbai and raised in Ahmadabad by a family of classical musicians and arts enthusiasts, Mayur is a composer, producer, DJ, performer and multi-instrumentalist. The stories and the images from the archive will be told through Indian sound samples in a DJ set during the opening weekend of FORMAT17. 

Supported by Here, There and Everywherea Midlands-London consortium led by New Art Exchange with Delfina Foundation, QUAD/FORMAT, Primary and mac Birmingham as core UK partners. 

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