Festival of Laughter & Forgetting

Ranga Shankara's annual theatre festival - 2019

Branding, Visual Identity, Illustration
Year: 2019
The famous Milan Kundera novel, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, dissects the many meanings of ‘memory’ and ‘forgetting’ in the context of history, politics and life. Taking cues from the book, The Festival of Laughter and Forgetting by Ranga Shankara and Sandbox Collective, also delves into themes of public and private memory through six plays, as well as art installations, talks and workshops. The festival is aimed at holding a mirror to our society. It is a call to find artistic responses to the times that we are living in.
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The event
A festival conceived as a response to today’s society, the themes of the plays range from the voyeuristic attitude of society towards disaster and social issues, to the radicalisation of Indian youth.
Apart from this, there were a host of events and installations curated around the plays. The fest started with an interactive music performance by The Urban Folk Project and the Indian Music Experience’s installation that features a bioscope with music from cinema on the theme of laughter. Their in-house coffee shop, Anju’s Cafe, also had a special menu based on the performance of the day for the length of the festival.
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Graphic design: Abhishek Durani
Illustration & Project management:
Netra Ajjampur
Festival curators: Sandbox Collective
Venue & initiative by:Ranga Shankara, Bangalore
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