Sandscape Festival / Art Residency
Jaisalmer Fort and Palace, and Patwa Haveli were two of the architectural stages for live events that were a part of SANDSCAPE 2020, made with support from the Rajasthan Tourism Department and GSDT and the Jaisalmer Desert Festival.
Sandscape 2019 started with an Event at KB Lodge on 13th Feb with Visuals on the Patwa Haveli by Viktor Furiani (France), Samvida Nanda (Delhi) and Param Virdee (Delhi) of the Mosquito Massala. Featuring a narration by Vijay Ballani. Followed by music-and-visual arts by Marta Del Grandi and Cecilia Valagussa of Fossick Project (Italy), and music by Clicks and Errors (Germany), Diana Lovrin (New York), Lucid Raaga AKA Nelson OJ (Mumbai), and Mashter (Delhi).
Other events included a Conference at the Royal Palace on the 14th Feb (discussions around new forms of Tourism, Gender Empowerment, Preservation of Heritage and more), a Royal Dune Party in Khuri on 15th and 16th Feb, and a Music and Lights Show at the Jaisalmer Fort on 18th Feb. Other prominent artists featured in those events, were Queen Harish (Jaisalmer), Ma Faiza (Pune), Cosmic Compass (Delhi), Ind Ra (Mumbai), and all star folk artists Kutle Khan and Band and Gafoor Khan.
Additional pre and post parties were celebrated on 9th Feb at Lush in Jodhpur, and Boxout Wednesdays in Summerhouse Cafe on 20th Feb and Raasta, New Delhi on 22nd Feb.
With Special thanks to Sandscape 2019 main supports: HH Maharani Raseshwari Rajya Laxmi and Yuvraj Chaitanya Raj Singh of the Royal Family of Jaisalmer, and to Jaisalmer Fort Palace Museum - GSDT, Luca Borella, Killa Bhawan and KB Lodge, Instituto Italiano Di Cultura, Embassy of France in India and French Institute in India and Intermod.
Sandscape is made possible thanks to Sir Gajendra Singh Sodha from Mamas Resort & Camps in Khuri; the Indo-European art collective Mosquito Massala, and Mr Nitesh Mathur from Universal Selective, as well as all the Partners of Sandscape.
From Mama's Resort and Camps, to Amar Sagar, KB Lodge, Gadsisar Lake and more; Jaisalmer and Khuri played host to Sandscape Art Residency #6
Chinese Man's Matteo, and DJ Nina met up with Mosquito Massala's VJ Viktor Furiani, VJ Samvida Nanda and DJ Nelson (AKA Lucid Raaga), for a time of exploration, sharing, creating a DIY sound studio near the Desert, listening and recording with the Folk artists of the Manganiyar and Kalbelia Communities, creating fusion, understanding systems of royalties, discovering spicy foods, playing with spicy technologies, and more... through immersive processes which took place in November 2018.
Special thanks to Gajendra Singh Sodha, Chaitanya Raj Singh, Luca Borella, Bhanu Shrimali and Gently Altered for their roles in hosting and/or supporting this Art Residency!