Tag Archives: Arts

As Drik as Possible

Introduction to the Drik 2016 calendar. A behind the scenes glimpse at a remarkable media phenomenon: The dot matrix Olivetti printer was noisy. The XT computer came without a hard drive: two floppy disks uploaded the operating system. When the … Continue reading

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Rare and Unseen photographs of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from the Drik archives

A self-taught photographer with a strong sense of humour Rashid Talukder received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chobi Mela international photography festival in Dhaka, in 2006. His images of the war of liberation of Bangladesh and the political events leading up to it, … Continue reading

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Footprint Modulation: art, climate and displacement

An exhibition by Metaceptive Projects + Media 5th June – 5th July 2015 across five venues in Durham, UK Introductory description from the curator and artistic director, Kooj Chuhan International artists, researchers, communities and local activists are combining forces using … Continue reading

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Majority World exhibition in Rome: Justice in Focus

IDLO Photo Exhibition in Rome Farnesina Porte Aperte 2015 22 – 29 May 2015 IDLO’s photo exhibition “In Focus: Justice and the Post-2015 Agenda” will form part of this year’s initiative by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International … Continue reading

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Drik’s 2015 Calendar: “Intimacy”

  INTIMACY Quiet moments, tender thoughts, wistful emptiness make up our love songs. Raindrops on misty windowpanes, the cool breeze of dusk, dry leaves, fill our odes to belonging. We pine. Almost inaudibly we whisper, I miss you. Intimacy is … Continue reading

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Embracing the Amateur

We spot a lens peering at us from the corner of our eye. Immediately we straighten up, fix our hair, smooth the rough in our clothes, consciously make – or avoid – eye contact. Only the well trained is able … Continue reading

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1134 – lives not numbers

A group exhibition dedicated to the lost garment workers of Bangladesh. Still haunted by the memories. When I close my eyes I see the procession of corpses, following me behind, taunting my sense of responsibility. 24th April, 2013, Rana Plaza … Continue reading

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Nature’s Ballet

Celebrating the beauty of snowflakes Artist Vyacheslav Ivanov has released a microscopic timelapse video that documents snowflakes while they crystalize. Though it doesn’t appear Ivanov’s written much about how he recorded these magical moments, the timelapse is captivating nonetheless. Enjoy … Continue reading

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