Fantastic chariots carrying a prince, two princesses plotting a scheme, a wise man looking at the stars and resplendent lights wherever you look…. The “Luminosity: Celebrating Bonjour India” show at Jantar Mantar here on Thursday evening had all this and more as the ancient instruments of astronomy were transported into a different realm through the simple spells of music, light and art.
Mythology, astrology and science fiction shared space as scenes from all these genres were reflected brilliantly onto the red buildings.
Artists Patrick Rimoux and Nandita Palchoudhuri, famous for their sculptural light work, had the best audience as Delhiites went about everywhere, suitably awestruck.
“Aliens and spaceships”
“I don’t understand why people have to wear dresses made of light,” said a woman, as she was getting herself photographed with the “aliens”.
The white and black aliens, with strings of white light for tails which pranced around everywhere, part of the “dresses of light”, real-life fashion installations by Franco-Indian couture duo Leconaet Hemant
There were other “space-ships” wearing fascinating dresses of light atop the one of the astronomy towers.
A fusion of India-France ran throughout the show, in the art, light and music where DJs from the band “Scratch Bandits Crew,” played a mixture of different genres.
There was even an opera singer in a red gown.