Dec 16, 2017

3 French female artists at the Fairway Galle Lit. Fest.

Three French artists will participate in the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2018: the photographer Marie-Caroline Senlis, the writer Maylis de Kerangal and, through her film, the film director Dominique Cabrera.

Since its launch in 2007, the festival has become one of the most important literary events in South Asia for both authors and literary fans around the world. The festival is celebrated every year around the historic Dutch Fort of Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

FOCUS on January 25th, the imagination of those three women will be showcased around a series of cultural events within the heart of the fort.

Photographer Marie-Caroline Senlis will present a series of colored blossoming trees: “BLOOM”- Inauguration of the exhibition: 6pm-7:30pm, Fort Printers Hotel
Through this new collection of black and white silver gelatin photographs, hand painted with ink, Marie-Caroline Senlis offers a poetic vision of the environment that surrounds us; it is a way to depict the beauty and majesty of nature and thus an invitation to let the spirit wander.

At first, there is Chinese painting and its spring flowers, and also the former color photographs, which were black and white photos painted with color inks. These painted photos were in vogue in Asia for a long time. In Sri Lanka, vegetation is dense, very green. In the middle of all these greens, another color occasionally springs, flower or fruit.