Kaalpadukal: Songs of the diaspora
Conceived as an audio-visual experience by curator Shafeena Yusuff Ali, Kaalpadukal: Songs of the diaspora, is a digital exploration of the modern-day migrant as told through the strokes of 16 gifted digital artists from South India.
Designed as an experiential audio-visual treat on the platform www.kaalpadukal.com, the exhibition is as much a tribute as a reflection of the emotions shaping the world’s migrant community.
“Kaalpaadukal is the mystic idea of the footprints one leaves behind in the places they make their own, and this exhibition is my attempt to bring together the emotions and memories that a migrant leaves behind — many that are blown away with the wind, and many more that are set in stone and concrete,” writes Ali in her curatorial note.
A Migrant, as she puts it, is a person who has had to leave his home, for love, family, job and more. “The idea of migration evokes such strong emotions. There is the anticipation of…