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The milestone 10th annual Carnival of e-Creativity (CeC 2016) was played out between the conferencing facilities of the Indian Council for Social Science Research - North East Regional Centre (ICSSR-Nerc), and the Multi-Use Convention Centre, both within the beautifully forested campus of North-Eastern Hill University (Nehu), at the edge of Shillong, capital city of the magical North East Indian state of Meghalaya, through February 26-27-28, 2016 (a Friday-Saturday-Sunday in springtime).

To know more about this series of incidents, please browse through the pages of earlier iterations, via the links to the left of this text.

This series of incidents is successfully concluded


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The 2 robots that Abhinav Mishra and Vinay Hasija created, go for an amble
Avner Pariat, Bacchus Barua, and, Damang Syngkon, plugging into Pure Data

The sensor-array from their robot that Akash Sharma, Thomas Jacob, and, Shivangi Gupta redeployed as a musical instrument

Akash Sharma sending some Max/Msp fliers right over some of our heads

Bacchus Barua brought up the little question of who on earth was he, and what on earth was he doing in CeC 2016 to begin with

Ban Casper Mawlong managed to squeeze his presentation in between pulling some key strings together for everybody

Benjamin Davy gently performed among the audience before the 'formal' performances got going Day-3, while Lionel Dentan pretended not to know him

In fact, Benjamin gently performed before anything at all else got going Day-3

Brian Wallang shares a bit of the magic he's been doing with the kids of his KC Secondary School

Bettina Wenzel performing her incredible pocket concert

Chintan Kalra let everbody in on some of the rudiments of what it takes to become a bit of a rock legend in India

And then, he did a bit of a demo with his performance too, driving all of the live audio, as well as two live video streams, solo

At some times along the way, he actually even seemed to concentrate on what he was doing

Eugenia Gortcahkova never needed to do anythng more than just share some of her work, and her creative philosophy, and, just be her own mrvllou self

Evenings saw evening things happen

One evening even became a bit electric

Ghostape's rig

A view of the conference room

Hemant Sreekumar in performance

Julia Robert-Pares and Rudi Cole performing their improvised shadow-dance

Julia Robert-Pares and Rudi Cole demonstrate a move from one of their choreographed works

Julia Robert-Pares and Rudi Cole get that look in their eyes

Jobin Vijayan speaking of the Arduino shields and extensions he's been developing

The robot-recorder musical instrument made by Jobin Vijayan

Karan Gurung presenting an overview of some of his local socio-politial observations, and creative interventions

Krisgatha Achmad setting himself  up to rock Day-3

Brian Wallang leads the choir of his KC Secondary School through the first of their two very funky performances in CeC 2016

The faces say it all.

Rosalind Malik paints live to lionel dentan's Audio performance, with Shazeb  Shaikh shooting and processing live video of her at it

Lionel dentan playing his rats nest

Lionel Dentan's rats nest

Mathias Durand and bettina wenzel off-hours

Mathias Durand in performance

Mathias Durand sharing secrets

Simon Underwood and Poulomi Desai also sharing secrets

Brian Wallang's choir kids gobbling up every secret they can, during setup day-3

Poulomi Desai in performance Dy-3

Paul Schneiter speaks of his work as one of the most exciting studio-recording engineers working in India today

That flip thing Poulomu and Simon made to fill the place of a missing savaged sitar

Ragin Raj ATK, Abhinav Mishra, and, Vinay Hasija, caught in between banging heads all together on robotic locomotion

Sabine Himmelsbach letting everybody in on the bright side of the House of Electronic Arts Basel

Sabine Himmelsbach letting everybody in on the dark side of the House of Electronic Arts Basel

CeC curator Shankar Barua caught abscoding during program hours once again. This time with Suresh Nair

Shazeb Shaikh speaking of his Blackout Festival, that did Basel 2015

shazeb shaikh helping to hang up a flex pint of images by shnkar barua,.. just because we had had it around. In fact there was another print of image by shazeb himself too.

Sheel Raj begins a process of taking everybody through her Moving Breath paradigm, before getting everybody to actually even dance, after which, she ran Julia Robert-pares, Rudi Cole and, Surjit Nongmeikapam, through choreographed and also extemporized dance

Sureh Nair got himself a shot togther with Sheela Raj too

There's always shoezies or footsies when there's ladies about, innit?

Simon Underwood speaks of some of the hardware he slings together for som of his pefrormne work with Poulomi Desai

Suresh Nair's live painting, accompanying live audio from Akash sharma, Thomas Jacob, and, Bettina Wenzel, was eventually finessed and  finished by Shivangi Gupta

Surjit Nogmeikapam flips balloons during setup Day-3

Surjit Nogmeikapam Flips through his presentation a day or two earlier

The exhibition of Suresh Nair's drawings Day-3

Viny Hasija, in the course of his presentation with Abhinav Mishra, caught neither stroking nor tugging his beard, for a  change



CeC is an extraordinary annual public incident that is all about Presentations, Performances, Exhibits and Screenings, involving direct and indirect participation of Experimental Creative Practitioners of all description from around India and the world, spread over 3 days of intense public creative interaction,.. with each and every Primary-Participant expected to experimentally bring something creatively *new* to the table.

note: we pronounce CeC as "Sek"

The 10th CeC was co-presented by:

Department of Arts & Culture
Government of Meghalaya






The Academy of Electronic Arts (also known as The Academy of Experimental Arts) is a Public Benefit Trust that serves as a learning, sharing, mentoring, networking, benchmarking, empowering and broadly inclusive, but non-educational, institution.

Incident Director, and Managing Trustee of The AeA: Shankar Barua
Curator for Short-Creative-Videoworks: Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

local assistance:
Damang Syngkon, Avner Pariat, Joydeep Das, Julius Basaiawmoit, Shazeb Shaikh, Bacchus Barua, Chintan Kalra

And, as always,
all possible goodwill, association and support
is invited and welcomed from all quarters.

Please reach out to anybody in The AeA to be involved.

The IDEA (The Indian Documentary of Electronic Arts)