FutureFantastic festival: Conveying climate emergency message using art and AI


People are using AI for all sorts of things. From completing homework to writing code for a new app, AI is currently being used almost in every industry. Similarly, AI is also being used to convey the message of “climate emergency” through art and performance at the ongoing Future Fantastic festival in Bengaluru.

Future Fantastic, held at the Bangalore International Center (BIC), is said to be India’s first tech art festival, done in collaboration with BeFantastic (India) and FutureEverything (UK) and nine of the art installations at the Future Fantastic festival were created by artists from India and UK by virtual collaborations.

Jonathan Kennedy

Jonathan Kennedy, Director Arts – India, British Council, said:

Climate change is the most urgent global challenge of our time. The FutureFantastic festival is perhaps the world’s first AI and Arts festival with artists in CreaTec and performing arts from Bengaluru and Manchester, and around the world collaborating to create innovative new pieces of art, games and immersive digital and live performance experiences addressing water conservation, a torrent of waste and endangered habitats. He also said that more artists from across the world are now collaborating digitally, especially post-pandemic.

Kamya Ramachandran, Festival Director & Co-Curator, Founder-Director, BeFantastic said:

Physical and digital art can co-exist and artists can use AI to get ideas and inspiration to create modern art. The art pieces and performances at the Future Fantastic festival will be used to tell climate emergency stories.

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