Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
Title: A Little Distillery in Nowgong: A Novel across Media
Publisher: Centre A and City Hall Art Gallery
Size: 9 x 6 inches / 23 x 15 cm
Description: The central tenet of A Little Distillery in Nowgong project is to develop an interdisciplinary narrative that exemplifies the transformative nature of artistic production. While one of the major generative elements will be the research and writing of a novel that, like the earlier work of Ashok Mathur, draws on postcolonial, diasporic, and globalization theories, integral to this project is a degree of interdisciplinarity that will further engage the reader/viewer through an interactive installation. By fully integrating multiple disciplines – specifically, writing, video, ceramics, printmaking, performance, and installation – this project will be disseminated through several distinct forms to function in Canada and abroad in literary and visual arts environments. The overall objective of this project will be to explore and articulate possibilities for an extensive interdisciplinary production that allows for full development of all its composite elements.