The Vimana Kiranaavarta Observatory

Audio portion featured in Syma Tariq's project: A Thousand Channels - Asymmetrical Islands:

Colomboscope, Shadow Scenes, Sri Lanka, 2015, Curated by Natasha Ginwala and Menika van del Poorten

Text: Pedro Gómez-Egaña with excerpts from the Vymaanika Shaastra by Subbaraya Shastry and A Descent into the Maelström by Edgar Allan Poe
Research Advisor: Deborah Philip
Technical Assistance: Lakruwan mallawaarchchi
Dramaturgical Advisor: Bojana Bauer
Development Advisor: Anne-Cécile Sibué-Birkeland


At the top, the crowning art event, so to speak, was sitting in a chair and putting on headphones and listening to Colombian artist Pedro Gomez-Egana intoning a prose poem about descending on the country in a mythical flying machine and taking in the view – a fantasia of real and imagined landscapes.

From review at The Sunday Times by Stephen Prins

WIth the support of the Goethe Institut - Sri Lanka and the Bergen Academy of Art and Design


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