At first you would think half of Colombo was swearing when they keep asking people “are you going for Pecha Kucha?” well that’s what I thought when I heard it. I just gave a very skeptical look and was thinking “im sure this guy is pronouncing this wrong” but funnily enough it was me who was a bit blond in that department.
So I searched the net and checked for what in blue blazers this was and came across this very interesting new concept I never knew existed in Sri Lanka. As the website mentions, PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images forward automatically and you talk along to the images.
This is definitely an interesting concept in which 8 finalists chosen by the coordinators of this gathering “saskiafernandogallery” will speak for 7 minutes as whole on the subject which best describes their creativity. Born from Japan Pecha Kucha was always seen as an informal and fun gathering where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, and thoughts in the Pecha Kucha 20×20 format.
Four out of this times 8 finalists
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, where 20 images are shown, each for 20 seconds. With Pecha Kucha now happening in over 400 cities around the world we have discovered that most cities, not just in Colombo, have virtually no public spaces where people can show and share their work in relaxed way.
The atmosphere at the event is urban, chic, and chilled out with the warehouse space filled with relaxing benches, a beer Stand and a ‘Kade’ themed food stall. The focal point is the large screen where the presentations are made and what finally brings this evening together is the exposure of undiscovered creativity from all industries: arts, fashion, photography, and design.
If you are into this or think its a great way to spend a restful Sunday why don’t you head on down to the Warehouse Project in Maradana on Sunday the 23rd at 5.00 p.m. Tickets priced at Rs. 100. Heard that folks? 100!!!!!!
If you want to show some additional support check out their facebook page and like it. Hell we all need all the support we can get these days anyway 🙂