‘Digital Carnival’ for Manchester


Chamada from Chico Mendes

A contemporary film lecturer at MMU has organised an interactive ‘digital carnival’.

Described as “interactive digital art meets Afro-Brazilian carnival”, Kooj Chuhan was inspired by environmental activism stories from around the world like that of Brazilian environmentalist Chico Mendes and Nigerian Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai.

Upon following their stories, Chuhan has created an ‘exhibition within an installation’ where for three weeks visitors can “encounter a range of objects that you can play like instruments, which spark off videos, music and poetry by artists and different activists from around the world.”

Workshops, films and live webcasts will all take place for free, three days a week including a chance to meet the artist every Wednesday.

The unique project is a collaboration between digital interactive art and carnival art and is set to open up the possibility of creating a relationship between cultures and art forms.

28 Feb-21 Mar

Global Grooves Carnival Arts Centre

Vale Mill, Micklehurst Road, Mossley, Ashton-u-Lyne, OL5 9JL

Weds 3pm-9pm, Thurs & Sat 10am-4pm, FREE (booking strongly advised)


TNT News Siobhan White


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