The Story of Light Festival to be held in Goa this month will create a magical playground for visitors who will have free access to all the exciting programs.
The year 2015 has been declared The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies by the United Nations, and The Story of Light (SOL) marks one of the first-large scale international events in their calendar. To be held in Panaji, Goa from 14-18 January 2015, SOL is the first art-science-convergence festival to be conceived and hosted in India.
The festival will bring together 45 artists and scientists from 14 countries. The festival curators, a consortium of scientists, artists and educators, will showcase 45 public installations, workshops, and performances from various parts of India and around the world including Australia, Brazil, The Czech Republic, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, the UK, and the US.
The festival will transform the two-kilometer stretch from Miramar Beach, to the Promenade, to Panjim Church into a creative, entertaining and educational space. Nearly 100,000 tourists, students, and local residents will have completely free access to everything from large-scale public installations to curated screenings and mind-bending workshops.
SOL is a non-profit festival. The idea was conceived by Jaya Ramchandani, educator and co-founder of a language solutions company for researchers, and Nash Paul D’Souza, freelance graphic and web designer.
Read more about event in POOL 55.