The Interactive – From the makers of ‘Where the Art is’ The Space at 9/2 and Anuradha Thirani
She was a fashion entrepreneur for the elite. He was too, for the masses. She was a textile artist. He was an illustrator. She created her vision on clothes. He captured his vision through his lens. She makes travelling easy. He makes ice-cream exotic. And BlabberCat pens down the creative diary of 15 odd minds that are not here to paint imaginary rainbows and unicorn; they are here because they mean business.
About the event: The Interactive is a community to bring creative individuals in Kolkata to ideate together and encourage potential collaborations. The aim is to create a network of young, passionate and enthusiastic people who share similar interests.
Even though two artistes can spot each other from a distance and unleash the disguised extrovert in them, wine and champagne was just an excuse to kickstart the event. Even though the time it started, everyone had already walked around to strike up a conversation, mostly out of curiosity and to sell their work. The casual clinking of glasses was followed a systematic formation of a circle. Each ‘Interactor’ filled in the stunning custom made post cards with – An adjective, beginning with the initial of their first name, that describes them the best, their work and their contact details. Everyone picked up a post card in no specific order, and one--one everyone read out the post card in their hands; the artiste whom they introduced went on to brief everyone about their work and read out their post card introducing the next one.
The interactive session was concluded a Blockbuster – not because everyone was guzzled, but because everyone laughed, narrated their untold story and networked constructively.
What BlabberCat loved:
Muskan Marwaha’s handmade suitcase-looking card holders and Jit Chowdhury’s jooti print scarf. And the Marwari-Gujarati negotiation going on between Akshat Singhania And Ronak Mehta.