CIRCLES OF VIOLENCE : A Return to Sri Lanka is a personal exploration by Sri Lankan/Australian documentary maker, Sam de Silva, that exposes the island’s dark history and tries to make sense of the deeper processes beneath the violence.
The film raises some fundamental questions about Sri Lanka’s future, and recalls a time when balance was respected and wisdom prevailed.
CIRCLES OF VIOLENCE : A Return to Sri Lanka reveals the profound dilemmas faced by a society gripped by a new kind of strife one that other societies (especially in the west) could well face in the near future.
Is a brilliant exhibition of photographs on view at the Barefoot Gallery.
Beat Presser is one of the more talented and joyful people I have met. His photographs are beautiful, meticulously executed, evoking peace. Walking around the space and looking at his work I felt serene and divinely energised at the same time.
The exhibition is open to the public until the 11th of March. If you have signed up for the workshop, I envy you and strongly urge you to last the full two weeks. Opportunities like this do not come our way often, and we must make the most of them.
The book, Oasis of Silence, is on sale at the Bookshop. The Photographs are for sale too, costing Rs. 45,000/- for those of you who are initiated. (he usually sells for 600 Euros) For more information please contact the Gallery on 2505559.
and check this link: http://www.beatpresser.com
Druvinka’s paintings on show tomorrow starting at 7:30pm. As someone said she is “A National Treasure:” Extraordinary work, by an extrordinary artist and woman.
Will post some pictures once i get them, but the real thing is so, so much better. Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. That is, the 14th Feb at 7:30pm.
Book launch and exhibition of portrait photography by Martin Pieris at the Barefoot Gallery on Thursday, February 8th at 7:00pm. The Sri Lankans: A Portrait of a Developing Nation will be available at a special price of Rs. 3000/-.
“A delightful book of photographic portraits, personal interviews and eassys(2001-2006) exploring biographies and influences of individuals who have contributed to the social and cultural development of Sri Lanka. The personalities featured in the book are a random selection chosen by Martin Pieris due to chance meetings with individuals who have made a mark on sri lankan society in their novel way. It is in no way a comprehensive list, nor a critique of publc standing or ability. It contain’s only Martin’s personal perspective and experiences as a photgrapher.”
“I was convinced that Ceylon is the cradle of the human race because everybody there looks an original. All other nations are obviously mass produced.”
george bernard shaw