25.Jan.06 - 26.Mar.06 ROTTERDAM (NL): the voluptuously blinking eye (VBI)
a live teletext broadcasting station and public lounge set up at the contemporary art institution Witte de With during The 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam, featuring Lektrolab (Emma Davidson & Paul B. Davis), Rachel Baker, Tina Hage, Manu Luksch, Mukul Patel amongst other artists.
  voluptuously blinking eye (VBI)
The exhibition and laboratory SATELLITE OF LOVE highlights alternatives to what the larger public might consider to be ‘the renewed potential’ of the television medium. This event takes place during the The 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam, which teamed up with Witte de With center for contemporary art, Rotterdam for the exhibition "Satellite of Love" (To 26 March, 2006). VBI, an ambientTV.NET production, will feature the artists Lektrolab (Emma Davidson & Paul B. Davis), Rachel Baker, Tina Hage, Juha Huuskonen, Manu Luksch, and Mukul Patel. To participate in Lektrolab's teletext channel 'Microtel', read on here. Also check out the photo blog
28.Oct.05 - 13.Nov.05 KISSS in Victoria, Australia
KISSS Kinship International Strategy on Surveillance and Suppression: ambient works are being included in this touring exhibition of products, process and residues from the meta performance project KISSS. Responding to political, social and personal issues around surveillance and suppression, KISSS incorporates the individual and collaborative practices of artists, writers and curators.
  publication AMBIENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS Luksch/Patel
The publication Ambient Information Systems elucidates the work of Manu Luksch, Mukul Patel and collaborators as part of the wave of critical art that has emerged alongside the rise of digital networks. Available from Amazon
20. - 21.Oct.05 Unknown White Male at The London Film Festival
UK Theatrical Premiere of a documentary by Rupert Murray, with soundtrack by Mukul. Doug Bruce was stricken with a rare form of amnesia that saw memories and experiences from the 37 years of his life wiped out in 2003. Film-maker and friend Rupert Murray spent over a year with him as he reconnected with his environment. Despite the trauma, Bruce finds some pleasures in his rebirth. First screened at Sundance 2005.
04.Oct.05 Artist Talk and Orchestra of Anxiety demonstration
Recent works of artists Manu Luksch and Mukul Patel reflect upon the omnipresence of surveillance technology in our daily environment by making use of it in humorous, unanticipated ways. The artists will show examples of productions including the sound piece 'RENUMBER' that uses a Soviet spy dish as musical instrument, and the sci-fi thriller 'FACELESS', which is filmed entirely by CCTV cameras. Come early (or to one of the demo dates) to play a tune on their piece 'ORCHESTRA OF ANXIETY', currently on show at Watermans, 40 High Street, TW8 0DS, London.
28. - 29.Oct.05 Party in Kathmandu
Mukul will be playing at PartyNepal's PEACE PROJECT THAMEL festival on Saturday 29th October – a free street party in its 3rd year – and also at the club of the fabulous Yak and Yeti on Friday 28th. He will also be giving a workshop on music production.
20.Sep.05 EVENT: contemporary dance
Saju Hari choreographs and dances a solo performance as part of Daredevas at the Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London on 20 September. EVENT draws on Saju's training in contemporary dance and the South Indian martial art Kalaripayattu, and features music by the Kodo Drummers and Mukul.
20. - 24.Sep.05 A night (or two) in Tunisia
Celebrate the opening of the British Council's new building in Tunis with Mukul on the decks and Tunisia's first flush of video artists, working with YOUR MUM visuals. Thursday 22nd September. And if you're left wanting more bass, on Friday 23rd there's a party in the fantastic Carthage Acropolium.
01.Oct.05 Octobre en Normandie: Afterparty for Akram Khan
Théâtre Charles-Dullin, Le Grand-Quevilly, Rouen, France. Akram Khan Dance Company will be performing at the Octobre en Normandie festival. On the last night, the post-show party includes performances by The Divana Ensemble (musicians from Rajasthan), the Bollywood Brass Band (from London), and Mukul.
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