Video Art: Journey, Life and Play
In collaboration with British artist Dewi Cary and Nepali artist Sanjay Bantawa, supported by Kye Wilson Studios, curator Beth Troakes, and Sagar Prasai (Diverse Patterns), our ambitious endeavor was made possible thanks to the generous support of Unlimited Microgrants. This project unfolded over the course of four transformative months, from September to December 2022.
Each month, both artists engaged in the creative process, crafting 1-minute experimental videos inspired by the themes of 'Journey,' 'Life,' and 'Play.' What made this collaboration truly unique was the ongoing dialogue between the artists. They provided insightful comments and constructive feedback on each other's work, fostering a deep connection and creative synergy.
As the project progressed, these individual cinematic expressions evolved into a mesmerizing digital tapestry. The films were skillfully woven together, seamlessly blending the distinct perspectives of Dewi Cary and Sanjay Bantawa into a captivating 3-minute artwork. This collaborative masterpiece transcended geographical boundaries, making it accessible to audiences worldwide, thanks to the power of video art.
Throughout this creative journey, despite the artists living and working in different cultural contexts, remarkable similarities emerged in their work. This not only underscored the existence of a universal aesthetic language but also celebrated the shared humanity that unites us all.
The Unlimited Microgrants played a pivotal role in making this artistic exploration possible, allowing Diverse Patterns and its collaborators to push the boundaries of international artistry, crossing borders, and bringing together diverse voices in a harmonious celebration of creativity and shared experiences.