emrg2020 is India’s biggest Light and New Media Arts Festival, which commences on 20th March 2020, on a 20-acre beautifully curated garden space at the Garden of Five Senses in New Delhi. The festival endeavours to put a common public space in a different light by using various light and art installations for creating moments of magic, curiosity, joy and wonder to fascinate the people in and around Delhi.
The goal is to use playful interactivity to carve out experiences that remain etched and illuminated in everybody’s memory. This will allow the public to engage with the space and forget their socio-cultural differences.
emrg, a first of its kind event in India will provide artists across the country, an opportunity to display their creativity and talent and reverberate the garden space with 40+ immersive and interactive light art installations and mesmerising projection mapping shows
In a world defined by E – ecstasy, exclusivity and e-enabled everything, we can all feel like tiny specs, digits, lost in the anonymity of a digital world. And that is when we need to band together purposefully and publicly, to emerge from the singular, atomised spaces we inhabit to a unified whole. We need art and public spaces to provoke us and remind us that the earth, the biggest E word there is, only works as a collective.
Where did we come from, where are we going to, only become clear when we are on a continuum and we can see ourselves more from the dark to the light. Not one birth in a lifetime but the constant birth in every minute, a billion people and a billion possibilities emerging from one infinitesimal moment to the next. We all eventually emerge from somewhere and go someplace. But what makes it interesting is the journey we take and the way we influence each other as we live out our dreams.
This showcase is a public expression of this journey into the making of a collective consciousness. It is a celebration of the spirit of unity, of the great big churn. That is the place where differences die. We gather courage to change our world, make it a better place only when we merge as one.