I had a great time at Pecha Kucha on Saturday night. The event was held at the Warehouse Project in Maradana and showcased the work of eight extremely talented people. Artists, photographers, film makers, fashion designers and even a puppeteer, the place had them all. My personal favourite had to be Mika Tennekoon with her amazing drawings, each with a whimsical story behind it.
I'll update this post with a full list of the presenters once I get my hands on their details. This is exactly the kind of forum we need in Sri Lanka. It was brilliant to see how talented the people in our country could be, and as one of my friends said, each of the presenters was quite 'Epic!'
The organizers hope to have three more such events in the future, the next Pecha Kucha being held in October.
From the Pecha Kucha Colombo Facebook Page:
Pecha Kucha means 'chit chat' in Japanese. "PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.