When The Gods Came Down To Earth

Auckland Arts Festival, Aotea Square, NZ, 2013

"It is profound work, it is comic work, it is irreverent but at the same time it is sensitive."

— Leela Ghandi

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"Genius."

— Guy Dixon, The Globe and Mail

 

U.S. Premiere of the Suitcase Edition, 2011


Group Show: “Erasing Borders, Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora”
Queens Museum of Art, March 2011
U.S. Presentation and Tour by Indo-American Arts Council

Melbourne, Toronto and Groningen

Three cities, three site specific editions.

Vancouver Winter Olympics, 2010

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Presented by Code Live at the Vancouver Central Library as part of the Cultural Olympiad

The Toronto Premiere, 2008

When The Gods Came Down To Earth is being presented by the Royal Ontario Museum’s Institute of Contemporary Culture in association with the Toronto International Film Festival: Future Projections during TIFF 2008. The installation is mounted on the ROM ’s Bloor Street Plaza, in the heart of Toronto, where it will run 24 hours a day from Sept. 3 to 13, 2008.

In addition to some stunning new imagery, the Toronto premiere will feature short 3 minute sound tracks composed by Debashis Sinha that will play once every 30 minutes.

Sponsored by The Hal Jackman Foundation

The World Premiere In Melbourne, 2008

Working with the Light In Winter team at Federation Square, Srinivas Krishna reconfigured an on-site LED screen in the form of a three-sided beacon. On each side, the images of the Hindu Gods he had created were played in random progression, 24 hours a day, for a period of a month. Situated at the entrance to Fed Square in the heart of Melbourne, the installation was viewed by well over a million people.

Commissioned as part of The Light in Winter – as a site specific outdoor international installation at Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia, June 13 to July 13 2008

Artistic Director Robyn Archer
Project Manager Bin Dixon-Ward
Production Manager Aaron Pendergast
Picture Editing and Compositing for the Melbourne premiere by Philip Nanscawen

Acknowledgements
Damien Blythe, Raghava Dasika, James Short and David Simmonds for documenting the installation
Dr. Jayant Bapat, Bhagavantam Dasika, Consul General of India Anita Nayar, Arun Sharma and Shabbir Wahid for their assistance.
A special thanks to Kate Brennan and Jane Sydenham-Clarke

Travel assistance for the artist and producer provided by The Canada Council For The Arts.

 

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