Melbourne-based artists Sean Peoples and Veronica Kent have spent the last five years developing a critical practice based on the possibilities of telepathic communication. Telepathy serves as an extended metaphor and working methodology through which they explore alternate ways of being, communicating and collaborating, and acts as the premise for the setting up of encounters that test and provoke such relationships.

The Mumbai dream telepathy project explores alternative routes, dream and telepathic communication via an event Sean and Veronica will be creating on the city’s waterfront: the texts of their songs and the costumes and props used in the event will be inspired by the dreams that the couple will make during their stay in India, and the performance will be given to real and imaginary audiences both in Mumbai and on the other side of the Arabian Sea. [en]counters PowerPlay

Mumbai’s annual program of live art and performance in public spaces explores notions of power, energy and inter-relations in 2013 Held from 9th to 20th January 2013, the fourth edition of [en]counters is a celebration of public art through site specific performances, installations, community-based works, and participatory interventions along the city’s waterfront and gardens. The [en]counters powerPLAY program explores issues related to power in Mumbai’s urban context, investigating its everyday life, considering the economic, social, environmental, geographical, and historical factors the city’s structure is built upon. The program is presented by Mumbai organisations ArtOxygen and Asia Art Projects, and curated in collaboration with C&G-Artpartment [Hong Kong], Fondazione Antonio Mazzotta [Italy] and Satellite Art Projects [Australia].

The Australian contribution features five artists (including two collectives), curated by Simon Maidment: PVI Collective (principal artists Steve Bull & Kelli McCluskey), the Telepathy Project (Veronica Kent & Sean Peoples), and Kay Abude.

This program will be presented alongside projects by artists from India, Italy, Germany and Hong Kong, including: Mansi Bhatt, Gum Cheng, Clara Cheung, Wai Ian Chung, Vibha Galhotra, Reena Kallat, Lo Chi Kit, Fung Lee, Tobias Megerle, Pietro Pirelli, The Red Swing Project and Sharmila Samant.

A discursive program of talks and workshops is presented from Monday 14 January in conjunction with Columbia University research laboratory Studio X, a global network initiative of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation. Full program details and event times can be found on the following websites:

www.artoxygen.org
www.asiaartprojects.com
www.satellite.org.au