Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication (SACAC) is all set to organize a two-day Symposium titled ‘Beyond The Present’ on 22nd and 23rd April at Sri Aurobindo Society Campus, Adhichini, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi. ‘Beyond The Present’ aims to bring together eminent filmmakers, authors, journalists, photographers, musicians, documentary makers and educationists to decode the influential nature of certain changes (societal, technological, political, cultural and environmental) in our society, that can potentially affect arts and media and to understand whether the present has the potential to shape the media of the future.
Briefing on the highlights of the event Ms. Daljeet Wadhwa, Director Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication says, “How pop culture impacts communication and media arts in a world dominated by screens? Where does the art of making the photograph stand and in these times when creating music is as simple as owning a mobile workstation? What is the connection the musician has with his art? These and lot more path-breaking subjects will be the fuel of intellectual discussions at ‘Beyond The Present’.”
Upmanyu Chatterjee- Author, Sadanand Menon- Photojournalist & Art Critic, Dr. AF Mathew – Academician & Sociologist, Ruhani Kaur – Documentary Photographer, Chandan Gomes - Documentary Photographer, Abhishek Mathur–Musician, Founding Member of Advaita, Anant Donn Bhatt – Music Producer, Songwriter and Sajid Akbar – Sound Artist are the confirmed speakers for the upcoming event.
Along with the panel discussions, there is Don’t let the fire die-in conversation and film screenings with alumni of the Advertising & PR School, Photography School, Audio Engineering & Music Production and Film School at different time intervals. The symposium is scheduled to end with a power-packed presentation and discussion session: Interrogating notions of Reality and Truth between the CDC alumni and other senior practitioners.
Speaking about Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication (SACAC) Ms. Daljeet Wadhwa says, “SACAC was created with the vision of creating responsible media arts professionals. On the face of rapid changes around us and in media, we want to assess how the changes are impacting our profession and society. We are proud to say that we are bringing together thought leaders who will share their perspectives on the topic.”