Monday, 17 December 2012

'12 Artists. 12 Hours. Once in a lifetime Event in Mumbai'

If you belong to the art circle of Mumbai, you have probably heard about this 12-hour-long “art ritual” called ‘Midnight Tea' which will begin at midnight on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Tao Art Gallery, Worli and conclude on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Lakeeren Gallery, Colaba.

For Mumbai Ceremony, there is a broad theme of the elements that one can relate to: Fire, Water, Earth and Air.

The cycles of Fire and Water will be performed at Tao Art Gallery whereas Air and Earth will take place at Lakeeren Gallery, Colaba.

For each 3-hours-long cycle, the participating guests will receive special roles and assignments that will allow them to connect with each other using tea, time and technology.

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It will be interesting mix of predetermined and improvised performances, readings, interventions and the like. There will be fashion designers, textile artist, photographers, writers and game designers.

"The project is built around the traditional Japanese tea ceremony where more than one person can explore the relationship of giving and receiving. We're all projecting ourselves into the world, and if with the help of some instructions we could get all our perspectives to coalesce for at least the duration of the tea ceremony, then that would be amazing. I really believe that at any point in time, people can come together and make magic happen," explains Marin, who has adopted Miko Kuro as her Japanese name.
 Interested parties can RSVP through the event’s website ( or watch the proceedings which will be live-streamed online.

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