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gFest Kochi
Celebrating gender, art, and us

Dates: 17 FEBRUARY-5 MAY, 2024
Time: 10 am - 5 pm. Monday closed
Exhibition Venues: Galleries II, III and IV, Art Museum Building
Special Events Venues: Rohini Hall + History Museum
Organisers: reFrame in collaboration with Kerala Museum, Kochi
VENUE: KERALA MUSEUM, KOCHI
Getting there: Metro Pillar 349, Pathaddippalam Stop, Kochi

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gFest_Kochi is almost here! Get ready for a festival that brings a 'sea' of films, installations, photographs, mixed media works, interactive art, along with a series of very special events that feature walkthroughs by curators and artists, screening of documentary and experimental films, an award winning feature film, a panel discussion, inspiring talks, rich conversations, deliberations and more!

Showcasing a wide range of works created by artists through reFrame's genDeralities fellowships, the festival hopes to be an enjoyable, exciting, challenging and stimulating experience for artists, art lovers, students, elders, youngsters and families. Together, we will discover new and emerging artistic voices, have rich discussions on, and raise our shared understanding of, gender and diversity, with creativity.

 

 

gFest Kochi Partners:

Support: Muthoot Finance. Outreach: Raising Our Voices Foundation. Additional Technical Support: Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Delhi

MIXED MEDIA EXHIBITION

Nur and the Nightmare 

Reya Ahmed

DIGITALLY ILLUSTRATED TALE

Mythological tropes tell a magical and subversive story. 

A Feminist in Fragments

Urvija Priyadarshini
3 PERFORMANCE VIDEOS

Thinking about caregiving, religion, and violence.

Janeu Prompts

Jyotsna Siddarth
4 PERFORMANCE VIDEOS

Bodily responses to violence against marginalised persons.

What in a Name?

Najrin Islam

PERFORMANCE VIDEO

The lived realities and experiences on being Muslim.

Who Cares For the Caged Bird?

Chandni Ganesh

E-ZINE
The gendered nature of care for the incarcerated in the UAE.

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Gallery II

Gallery III

Gallery IV 

Bereft

Natasha Chandhock
MIXED MEDIA INSTALLATION

On leading a queer life with multiple invisible disabilities.

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The Storyboard Collective

GRAPHIC NOVEL
On the struggles of women
fishworkers of Kerala, 1970s.
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Invisible Women

Reshma Khatoon

MIXED MEDIA INSTALLATION

5 women reclaim their identity as artists.

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Ghor. Ghar. Home.

Ipsita Choudhury
INTERACTIVE SITE

Lives of Bengali migrants near the Bhalswa landfill.

Pahadaan da Laan

Dhaarchidi Collective
MIXED MEDIA INSTALLATION

The lives and labour of women of the Gaddi community.

Taaro’n ke Darmeyan

Fatima Juned

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

Gendered labour of women Muqaish artisans from Lucknow. 

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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

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SPECIAL EVENTS

GALLERY II, III, IV

4 pm 

Guided Walk through with reFrame curators, DHAARCHIDI COLLECTIVE & RESHMA KHATOON

ROHINI HALL

5 pm

Inaugural talk by eminent Dalit feminist writer, REKHA RAJ

6 pm
JOURNEY FROM A TO E AND MORE...

Solo performance by RUMI HARISH followed by Artist in conversation with REKHA RAJ

FILM SCREENINGS AND A PANEL DISCUSSION

ROHINI HALL

12 noon

LADAI CHHODAB NAHI by Astha | 34 mins

1 pm

RACIFIED by Hengam Riba | 35 mins

3 pm
A WINTER'S ELEGY by Aakash Chhabra | 21 mins

4 pm

BEYOND RATING by Aprajita Gupta | 37 mins

5.30 pm

THE STORYBOARD COLLECTIVE in conversation with veteran activist MERCY ALEXANDER and eminent trade unionist and feminist activist NALINI NAYAK

GALLERY II, III, IV

5 pm

Guided Walk through with reFrame curators and NATASHA CHANDHOCK

 

HISTORY MUSEUM

6 pm

Artist NATASHA CHANDHOCK in conversation with RESHMA BHARADWAJ

7 pm

DEAR APHRODITE

Solo performance by ABHISHEK ANICCA

ROHINI HALL

5 pm

EK JAGAH APNI by EKTARA COLLECTIVE | 90 mins

6.30 pm

Film curator and actor ARCHANA PADMINI in conversation with MUSKAAN, AAKASH, PUSHPA & HASSATH of Ektara Collective

All film screenings are private

ROHINI HALL

2 pm

SEARCHER by Divya Sachar | 19 mins

3 pm

CAN THEY HEAR OUR SONGS? by Mehdi Jahan | 15 mins
 

4 pm

SIEGE IN THE AIR by Muntaha Amin | 30 mins

5 pm

INN PANNON MEIN by Gurleen Grewal | 18 mins

6 pm

A FEMINIST IN FRAGMENTS: Solo musical and spoken word performance by URVIJA PRIYADARSHINI

CURATED WALKS, A CONVERSATION AND LIVE PERFORMANCE

FEATURE FILM SCREENING AND A DISCUSSION

FILM SCREENINGS AND A LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

All films are subtitled in English. All screenings are private.

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