MATHEMATICS as visual art: that's the appeal of fractals. "A Fractal World", an exhibition inaugurated by fractal maths expert Professor Marguerite Flexor, makes clear to the layperson "this new way of apprehending irregularity". Simple geometric figures are not often found in nature; it mostly offers us branched, jagged, and seemingly disorderly structures that pose a challenge to geometry. This challenge was taken up by the fractal approach, a concept introduced by French mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot during the 1970s. Fractals not only entered various scientific and technical domains but presented shapes that attracted artists. The interactive exhibition, designed and produced by the EcoutezVoir Association, includes games on video, films, and walk-through installations. At the Atrium, Alliance Française, till June 28 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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BLACK COFFEE presents its production of Vijay Tendulkar's "Kamala" this week. Many will remember journalist Ashwini Sarin's path-breaking investigative series in 1981 on the flesh trade in Madhya Pradesh, and the woman, Kamala, whom he "bought" for Rs. 2,300. Renowned playwright Vijay Tendulkar scripted "Kamala" based on this story and staged the play 150 times in 32 cities and in seven languages. Black Coffee's production features Anil Abraham, Hamsa Moily, Balaji Manohar, Mili Nair, Sanjeev Iyer and Shalina Gupta. Directed by Preetam Koilpillai. At the Auditorium, Alliance Française, on June 23, 24 and 25 at 7.30 p.m. Tickets (Rs.100) at Supermarket (Brigade Road) and Café de Paris (AFB).
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THE art gallery Time & Space is moving to new premises, and it's selling works by renowned artists at a discount. The creations of G. Subramaniam, Hariraam, Jasu Rawal, J.M.S. Mani, Paresh Hazra, Milind Nayak can be picked up at discounts ranging from 18 per cent to 50 per cent. The sale is at 107, 1st Floor, House of Lords, St. Mark's Road, till June 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. After the sale, the gallery will function from 55, Lavelle Road, and the new telephone numbers, from July 1, are 2075163 and 98660-40204. Call 2997164 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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THE Bangalore Society for Performing Arts will present a concert of music from the Renaissance and the 20th century. It will feature Madrigals, Etc. and the Camerata who will perform choral works from Joseph Haydn, Claudio Monteverdi, Arvo Part and the Schubert Mass in G among others.
The instrumental session will include recorder trios, and lute and voice duets.
Neecia Majolly directs both choirs. Donor passes (Rs. 100 and Rs. 50) at the venue and Supermarket (Brigade Road). At the Auditorium, Alliance Française, on June 28 at 7 p.m.
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