Diwali


CONCEPTUALISATION  |  CREATIVE CODING




WORK: INDEPENDENT
RELEASE DATE: DIWALI, NOVEMEBER 2020
TEAM: STUTI MOHAGAONKAR




Diwali is the festival of lights. It is one of the most popular, if not the most popular festival in Hinduism. It symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, and good over evil.




https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/happy-diwali/


India is one of the most polluted countries and the second most populated country in the world.

It is not a good combination for Diwali. 



Diwali is something I grew up celebrating, it's a feeling I would look forward to every year. As a citizen who cares about the environment, I was always so torn between wanting to burst crackers and not.

Being away from home in New York last Diwali, and without the other rituals to keep up our Diwali spirit - we felt even more homesick.



My roomate Stuti and I created an adrenaline-filled experience of bursting crackers without hurting the environment.







The mechanism was simple - using light to activate the firework and creating an urgency to return to a 'safe zone'.