Manisha Anjali



Electric Lotus is an inquiry into the ‘ecstatic’–is it synthetic, manic or electric? It blooms in the naked recitations of the wandering mystic Lal Ded, in the animal and flower companions of the saint Akka Mahadevi, in the throat of the playback singer Asha Bhosle, in the indigo devotion of the cult star Ma Anand Sheela. This is an interactive text for play and performance. 

Published by Incendium Radical Library Press, written during their Summer Residency in 2019. This text was written, produced and launched on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri and Bunurong peoples of the Kulin Nation. Sovereignty was never ceded.

Electric Lotus was launched on Friday 13 January 2020 with performances by Panda Wong and Mohamed Chamas.

Electric Lotus can be purchased for $12 at Incendium Radical Library, Brunswick Bound and Perfect Splash.