DISCOMFORT DISCO 3
ToxiciTEA in Making | ज़हर बनाने में by Jyotsna Siddharth
03.11. 16:30 – 17:30 (CET) 21:00 – 22:00 (IST)
05.11. 16:30 – 17:30 (CET) 21:00 – 22:00 (IST)
Sexual Content, Age Advisory 16+ | Platform: Zoom | Registration: Registrations for this practice will start on 15th October | What You Need: Wear head/earphones
Increasingly, we live in a toxic environment- ecologically and culturally. Together, we have created a regressive culture where relationships, work, interactions have become more fragile, complicated and ruthless. We are all trying to find comfort, rest, pleasure but the existing systems and culture lock us into believing otherwise. While we think we are radicalising- we often find ourselves reproducing toxic cultures and interactions in our professional and private lives. Ever evolving pressures to please, conform - to systems, binaries, processes and governments have led to collapse of governance in many countries, rise of fascism and the pandemic. But societal norms and protocols want us to keep going, chasing and collapsing to maintain the status quo for the powerful. Jyotsna Siddharth's performance is a snapshot to brewing this toxic tea that we are constantly asked to make, feed ourselves and others.
DISCOMFORT DISCO is a series of short, interactive digital performances that deal with a variety of discomforts experienced by the artists. Three artists create new pieces that get performed from their homes, and enter into those of the audiences, inviting people to peep into their worlds and how they navigate them. All while making some chai, green tea and sherbet!
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Concept | Performance Jyotsna Siddharth Camera | Set | Sound Mir Ijlal Shaani
Jyotsna Siddharth is an actor, self taught artist, intersectional queer activist and writer. Their practice spreads across intersections of social- art, activism, theatre, development in anti- caste, feminist and queer spaces.They come from a marginalised caste background and their work aims to push boundaries of individual and societal comforts and criticality, to deepen nuances, compassion and empathy. Jyotsna works with diverse approaches to create art which is multidisciplinary, experimental and fluid. They co-founded social art projects- Sive (2017), Founded Project Anti Caste Love (2018), Dalit Feminism Archive (2019). They have Masters in Development Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and Social Anthropology from School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
Jyotsna Siddharth is a recipient of Chevening Scholarship, British High Commission, United Kingdom (2014-15) and in 2020, was featured as 40 under 40 by Edex and The New Indian Express. Their work has appeared in Times of India, The Hindu, Roundtable India, Savari, Feminism in India, Smashboard, Ashoka Literature Festival, Mid- Day, The Rights Collective UK, Feminism in India, The Swaddle, The Citizen, DHRDNet, UN Women, India Culture Lab, Grazia India, News18, Khirkee Voice, Khoj and more. Currently, they are fundraising for an indepedent solo play- CLAY.