Deepika Arwind: solidarity through intimacy
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The podcast follows the narrator, a woman, a playwright and theatre maker from Bangalore, India as she spends a year creating work in Germany, Switzerland and the UK. It looks at ways in which movement across geographies inform the act of making theatre, and how looking at familiar contexts through another’s eyes can reveal new insights on art and living.
Deepika Arwind is a playwright, theatremaker and performer based in Bangalore, India. Her work has centered the female body on stage and off of it, and she continues to expand her practice in pursuit for form that is both inventive and autonomous, working closely with sound and movement.
She has won and been nominated for several awards for her work. Currently, she is a playwright-in-residence at Jagriti Theatre. Her play Phantasmagoria (represented by Drei Masken Verlag) will be at the Kali Theatre as part of the International Festival of Plays in March 2023. She is also part of the newly conceived performance The International Conference of Insecurity (Gesnerallee, Zurich, Nov-Dec 2022), with a collective of performers from 8 countries. She will be a playwright-in-residence for the season of Welt / Buehne in 2023 at the Residenztheater (Munich). She will also be a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2023.
Follow the narrator an artist – a woman, a playwright and theatre-maker in Bangalore, India – – in a time when many freedoms are under threat in this part of the world. What does it mean to be an artist in this moment, coming ‘out’ of a raging pandemic, which certainly broke the back of the independently funded performing arts? What does the woman artist – with a practice converging at writing and physicality – making and writing work that often looks at the female body as a site of protest, potential and possibility feel in such a time? How does she negotiate the world in her art and travel? What specificities does she carry with her when she makes work in different contexts – such as the UAE or Germany or Switzerland or the UK? How is she viewed? What is the gaze she has upon her and how does it turn shape her creations? The artist is in this case me, a 36-year old woman, who has grown up in a kaleidoscope of cultures (Sikh growing up in South India whose lineages range from traditional Indian dance to hip-hop to American soaps); whose work and struggles and negotiations speak to larger conversations in the world right now.
Dates: Always on the 28th of each month
Location: On all major podcast platforms and on the PATHOS website (online)
Cost: Free of charge
Concept + discussion: Deepika Arwind | Music and Production: Lionel Dante Dzaack | A podcast of the digital stage of PATHOS Munich.