Maya Chowdhry

My work is predominately site-specific Installation and explores the juxtaposition and conflicts of new media with the ‘natural world’, utilising text, film, animation, photography and the Web. I am interested in the application of social permaculture in my art practice to interrogate the areas of seed sovereignty and world water scarcity. My work has been

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Tales from the Towpath

An immersive literature work for Manchester Literature Festival 2014. This transmedia work features a location based storytrail, micro-projection, origami narrowboat and a live performance on a traditional narrowboat. Explore hidden, lost and imagined lives of Manchester with a story that runs across rivers Irwell and Medlock, the Rochdale and Bridgewater canals, linking them to iconic

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The Poppy Project

A digital artists residency with Lets Go Global. Poppy is an ambitious digital arts project exploring a contemporary, conceptual view of the First World War Centenary. It is happening in libraries across Trafford, Stockport, Manchester and Salford with local communities.           Working with groups across Stockport, and with artist and writer

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The Salmagundi

B Arts commission to write an interactive story experience for 9-13 year olds in collaboration with Helen Varley Jamieson (digital media artist) and Ruby Soho (designer). Working with young people in Stoke-on-Trent to produce an immersive story experience to tour libraries and arts centres 2014-2017 with the aim of encouraging young people to continue their

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Residencies and Workshops

I have worked as a writer and artist with a range of organisations such as Lets Go Global, B Arts, Northern Ballet Theatre, The Arvon Foundation and Contact (young people’s theatre) and with a range of participants, from those with little experience of the arts and creative writing, to those aspiring to become artists and

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Grow a word workshop

An installation and drop-in workshop for Manchester Mega Mela. The installation was inspired by the Bengali poet Tagore

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Leftover garden

Part of 3 days without water, a Life Friendly Collective Residency. What if the world was 100% water,

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3 days without water

Presented by The Life Friendly Collective, an exhibition and residency exploring the dynamic properties of water and our

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Life Friendly Residency

A Life Friendly Collective residency at The Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester.   Without Seeds Sat 28 Apr, Wed 2 May, Sat 5 May Inspired by the land plants, such as moss, which were abundant on our residential in Kentmere, Maya will be exploring the energy and power contained within seeds and the threat Terminator Seeds

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The Tagore Project

Four Trains written by Maya Chowdhry and directed by Alan Lane – scratch performance as part of Transform,

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Water is Priceless

An interactive installation exploring the role of water in our lives and the impending water scarcity that will affect parts of our planet in the near future. A hydroponic herb garden, made from upcycled water bottles, triggers animations which tell the stories of water, whilst a barcode scanner triggers a webcam that captures the audience’s

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