Eraj Wijeyesekera read Philosophy and Film theory at the University of Southern California and holds a bachelors of fine art from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. He is an industrialist, an artist and an experimental film maker. He has no interests.
AOD combines global design practices, industry know-how, international exposure and local heritage to drive design innovation in South Asia. AOD’s unique combination of academic education, hands on studio experience, exposure to design inspiration and global opportunities is what makes AOD design special. Over the past decade, AOD has established itself as a visionary, pushing the possibilities of Design, rooted in its ethos and belief that design can change the world and good design education is where it all starts. AOD is also behind some of the most powerful design initiatives in the country, such as in fashion ecommerce via Fashionmarket.lk ,The Island Craft Project, Design for Sustainable Development Foundation, Sri Lanka Design Festival & the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
CHAKIL SQUAD is a group domiciled in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The dance group is always innovating with the works of traditional, contemporary dance. The group was founded in 2007, where CS was formerly a small group who always actively compete in the modern dance competition. Among them are Let's Dance, Dare to Dance and some other big competitions. CS also often contributed in the invite event. Chakil Squad has a commitment to always be different so as to bring up a distinctive characteristic that memorable. One characteristic of CS is the chakil movement. Chakil himself is one of the wayang figures of Small Buto is very agile, lively and swift. According to CS, this icon is rarely used by people as a symbol of Dance Crew. In every CS work, there must always be elements of tradition and contemporary. CS agrees to develop and preserve the culture, nevertheless, CS remains open to modern art. So that all works of CS can be accepted by all society.
Givanke Joseph Giacinto Goonetilleke is a 29 year old from Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka. A life long sound enthusiast, he has explored many avenues of musical creativity. His expression in sound has taken many forms since and continues to diversify.
Recently Givanke has developed a keen interest in synthesis and sound design and has performed using sequenced electronic instruments, giving him more opportunity for spontaneous expression. He has been in the core workings of the ‘Bang Bang’ sound system and the ‘Petah Interchange’ series.
Additionally Givanke has spent the past half decade learning about organic farming and hopes to use that knowledge to start farming in the mountains of Sri Lanka. With eagerness he looks forward to working on this documentary project where they hope to bring to light the the negative impacts of intensive modern day farming and explore sustainable alternate solutions.