Cinnamon Colomboscope, a contemporary and multidisciplinary arts festival that takes place in Colombo annually, is set to take stage from 25 August to 1 September. In its third consecutive edition, the art festival attracts support and participation from a diverse variety of Sri Lankan artists as well as those from Europe and has gained much interest from artists from the South Asisan region.
Started in 2013, the Cinnamon Colomboscope is a joint project between Alliance Française de Kotte, the British Council and the Goethe-Institut. The festival has had a tradition of challenging how we view art by presenting work in venues that are not regualarly used for exhibitions or performances.
Titled as ‘Testing Grounds: Art and Digital Cultures in South Asia and Europe’ this year’s edition will focus on three themes – Kaleidoscopia, Under the Cloud and Deep Sensing. Testing grounds will work as a connection between contemporary art and digital technology in Sri Lanka, the South Asian Region and Europe.
Cinnamon Colomboscope has commissioned over 10 Sri Lankan artists to conceptualise and produce artworks that use electronic and digital media. Over 50 Sri Lankan and international artists and speakers will contribute to this year’s programme including exhibitions, film screenings, audio-visual performances and an online exhibition.
The festival is conceived and curated by Dr Susanne Jaschko, a leading a renowned expert in the field of media arts. The exhibitions, talks and workshops, performances and film screenings will be held at the former General Post Office in Fort, Colombo.
For more details on events see the official website.