As an annual art and design event, INDERNET explores the parallels and interactions between digital and Indian-inspired culture, presenting work by creatives from around the world who use the internet as both a tool and a stage. The selection of participants is an interdisciplinary mix of artists, designers and media creators. INDERNET promotes underrepresented creatives at the intersection of art, culture and technology.
June 2022 marks the fifth anniversary of INDERNET in Cologne. The "Festival for contemporary Indian-inspired Culture" has become a permanent event in Cologne's cultural calendar. In addition to a large art and design exhibition in which more than 50 artists and creatives from five countries showcased their work, the six-day festival offered all kinds of exciting highlights consisting of workshops, panel talks, an Indian-inspired three-course menu with seasonal and regional ingredients as well as many musical specials.
At the end of the festival on 25 June 2022, Prasanna Oommen spoke with illustrator and graphic designer Costanza Coletti, journalist, author, performer and musician Ralph Tharayil and freelance designer and cultural manager Manoj Kurian about personal experiences and developments in the "glocal" art and creative scene at Kunsthafen Cologne. Together, they reflected and discussed the concept of INDERNET and examined the events title from a critical perspective with fresh perspectives for the future.
On the same day, Prasanna also participated as a talk guest on the Masala podcast on the topic of "Being a (European) Bad Beti (Daughter)". You can find an insight here.
Image: © Masala Movement e.V.