Details Announced For ‘Experimental Word Fest’ LITMUS 2016
31 March 2016
LITMUS is a two-day festival that brands itself as “an experimental word-fest that explores the word at the crosshair of technology & tradition.” The event will take place on 8 and 9 April across various venues in Todi Mills in Mumbai including blueFROG, Café Zoe, The Barking Deer, Todi Mills Social and True School of Music.
Curated by For Young India (FYI), the festival will feature panel discussions, workshops and performances which celebrate ‘word’ in all its variations as music, dance, film or typography. The festival has been running successfully in Bangalore for the last two years but this is the first time it will take place in Mumbai.
Panellists and performers for this edition include Hanif Kureshi from St+Art Foundation photographers Bharat Ramamrutham and Prashant Panjiar, co-founder of Terribly Tiny Tales Anuj Gosalia, Tinkle Comics illustrator Abhijeet Kini, co-founder of the BIND collective Philippe Calia, experimental theatre groups Accelerated Intimacy and Visual Respiration, and bands like Spud in The Box and BLAKC among others.
The festival launches on 8 April at blueFROG with a performance by Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Café. On the 9th of April the keynote address will be given by curator of international comics Paul Gravett who has been hailed by The Times of London as “the greatest historian of the comics and graphic novel form in this country”.