Kochi biennale brings cleanliness too to the city !Kochi is bringing in thousands of visitors to witness the country's first ever art festival, 'Kochi – Muziris Biennale'. Different art forms are created or presented in venues spread almost throughout the Fort Kochi – Mattanchery area. Artists go on creating curiosity among the viewers while they select their medium as well as background. An artist, Thanvi Jaswall, found his canvas in an old tree fell down months back on one side of Fort Kochi parade ground. He painted the tree in different colours and made it a piece of art.
Biennale has also attracted the attention of an organization called Global Ocean of Britain. When a great event like Biennale is organized in and around Fort Kochi, the busy Fort Kochi beach was lying filled with waste, mainly plastic and thermo- col wastes. Global Ocean, an organization committed to cleanliness of the ocean throughout the world, entered into the picture through the leadership of its Indian Director, Dhanya Johnson.
Various schools, colleges and other organizations joined with them and cleaned the beach with in one week. Even the visitors and tourists came to the beach joined with them. They collected plastic and thermo col separately. Altogether they needed about 1,500 sacks to collect the waste. Now at least temporarily the beach is clean and beautiful, a bi-product of Biennale.