The inaugural session of confine will introduce audiences to the festival.
Festival curators Khayal and Proiti Seal Acharya (Media Art South Asia)
will outline the key themes and share details about the artists, the online exhibition, the panel discussions and the workshop. The session will be attended by representatives of all partner organisations.
Hannah Loué, Charge de Projets – Département Numérique, French Institute Paris,
will introduce Novembre Numerique, the yearly initiative by Institut Francais to facilitate critical engagement with digital culture across the globe. confine is a response to the vision outlined by Novembre Numerique.
Jean-François Hans, Director, Asie Océanie de la fondation des Alliances Francaises,
will talk about the Alliance Francaise’s work in Asia, fostering intercultural exchanges within the region and beyond.
Gael de Kerguenec, Director, Alliance Francaise Ahmedabad
will highlight confine as one of the first collaborations between the Alliance Francaises across South Asia, and reveal plans to build on this for future events.
The session will end with a virtual walk through the exhibition, conducted by the curators.