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PAI presents: Auroville, a media ritual (Apr. 26, 2013)

(Excerpt from 'April 26, Auroville, A Media Ritual' posted on The Performance Art Institute. Found here


The Performance Art Institute (PAI) is multifaceted art space dedicated to performance art and issues that matter in our society and culture.

The Performance Art Institute is proud to present Auroville, a media ritual and an homage to the experimental township of Southern India, organized and performed by composer Nick Hallett in collaboration with visual artists Seth Kirby and Brock Monroe and featuring composers Betsey Biggs, Luciano Chessa, Pamela Z, and Jeff Cook, with performances by Ana Matronic, Monique Jenkinson (Fauxnique), and other guests. This event will take place on Friday, April 26th at The Performance Art Institute’s new location,  435 23rd Street in San Francisco, California.   

While traveling in Southern India in the early 2000s, composer and artist Nick Hallett visited the “experimental township” of Auroville, the City of Dawn.  He describes his experience there as “a futuristic, universalist, minimalist approach to spirituality, through which new models of environmental, economic and social change could be attempted, the dream of the 1960s manifest in urban planning and architecture, a cradle for the new age.”  Hallett’s travels concluded in Bangalore, where he purchased an electronic tanpura (drone) and tabla (drum).

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(Image: Courtesy The Performance Art Institute)

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