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'The Lake and the Lake' Screening Explores Pollution In Bangalore

The Lake and the Lake
"Kere mattu Kere dwells in the peripheries of a polluted lake in Bangalore, "India's Silicon Valley", where the act of observation is interrupted by flying foam, noxious gases, daydreams, and questions from passers-by."

On Sunday, March 8, 2020, Antioch College will continue their arts series called SOUND ACTION. The series, which began in January, is being curated by Catalina Jordan Alvarez, Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Arts.

“These are public events that my students participate in, but the public is also invited to,” says Alverez.

“I built this series around the courses and teaching this term. The first one is a basic media production course, but it has an activist focus, and the other one is a course on sound, so the visitors in my series either approach art as a form of activism or they engage with sound as a medium, or both. It turns out many of them to both.”

Credit The Lake and the Lake

The series continues Sunday at 1 p.m. at The Little Art Theater in Yellow Springs with a screening of the film The Lake and the Lake from filmmaker Sindhu Thirumalaisamy, who will be on hand for a Q&A after the showing.

In this interview with WYSO, Alverez tells us more about her approach to SOUND ACTION, and we speak with Thirumalaisamy by phone. She is a native of India, currently living in New York.

The filmmaker tells us what’s behind the title The Lake and the Lake, which looks at the devastating account of pollution in Bangalore, India.

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