Located on a bustling little street in Khirkee Extension New Delhi, Khōj International Artists’ Association opened its studio doors to allow the passing public directly into the 3×4 installation housed within it; drawing in a large diverse audience from this lively urban village and former informal settlement community. Once inside the 3×4 metre blue-box installation the audience discovered a large video screen displaying live images of themselves together with other participants in an altogether new kind of 3×4 metre environment.
The other people they encountered were equally drawn in from a busy public intersection, albeit five time zones away in London. This 3×4 metre green-box installation was located in the Southbank Centre’s Festival Village space, situated at street level between Queen Elizabeth Hall and Southbank’s skateboard park; simultaneously inviting the walking, strolling and skating public into this new 3×4 coexistence. Reaching out to a wider audience the 3×4 public intervention was presented to coincide with the UnBox Festival in New Delhi, a forum to engage in further discussion about this metaspace platform.
UnBox celebrates interdisciplinary collaborations, with the festival being the central manifest for inspiration, dialogue and hands-on action. It brings together creative, academic, and development professionals keen on pushing the boundaries of their practice. Held in New Delhi since 2011, the festival is curated through panel discussions, workshops, labs, performances, exhibitions, community meals and excursions into the city, over the three days for a rich balance of the intellectual and the experiential. Participants from diverse spaces come together as co-creators rather than passive spectators.
- 3×4 Documentary — UnBox Festival 2014
UnBox celebrates interdisciplinary collaborations, with the festival being the central manifest for inspiration, dialogue and hands-on action. It brings together creative, academic, and development professionals keen on pushing
- Extract of 3×4 line-out recording