Alliance Française de Dhaka

Made in Puran Dhaka by Ramona and Gale

Made in Puran Dhaka by Ramona and Gale

Artists Ramona and Gale traveled around Puran Dhaka and explores the lives around the river Buriganga to create video art which are integrated in their live performance.

RAMONA POENARU and GAÊL CHAILLAT

RAMONA POENARU and GAÊL CHAILLAT

Ramona Poenaru, multimedia artist and performer, and Gaël Chaillat, actor and theatre director, together created Des châteaux en l’air (Castles in the Air) company in order to develop projects that hybridize their different artistic disciplines, and thus may include performances, devices, installations and events. Since 2013, their research is founded on educational, philosophical, scientific, anthropological and architectural exploration. Each proposed project involves, at least at some point in the process, a form of audience or public participation. Des châteaux en l’air define humanity as the main subject of their creations. Their imaginative worlds are inspired by the invention of artistic machines that create links between people. “Cabanes” (Cabins) is a global project by the company that includes several creative forms that all aim to offer the audience new ways of creating dialogue.

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Performance at Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts on 2 December 2023

Title: Made in Puran Dhaka

Description: 8 video portraits of men and women working in 8 ghats (neighborhoods overlooking the Burighangha River) in Old Dhaka are projected on a bag carried on the head in the narrow and crowded streets of the Bangladeshi capital in the manner of coolies (local porters). 8 fields of activity, specific gestures, particular environments and objects manipulated by expert hands. Through the intensity of their looks and the work they do, the portraits invite the public to look at them, to follow them in procession.

Teaser for upcoming “video and performance project: Ganer Koli” on 5pm, 02 Dec, 2023.

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