Journal

WOODEN HORSE IN BOGGY LAND: FOUR PROPOSITIONS ABOUT LANDSCAPE – PRAJNA DESAI

Friday, May 19th, 2017 | by project88blogadmin

  In looking for landscape— Eyes by the windowsill wait for the brain to light up the slope of the hill. Thought cuts a strobe to the farthest reaches of the horizon. Beds of flowers appear at the edge of a dry riverbed. Great green grasses shiver on scorched plains otherwise racked by so much …

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“8688”: Walk-through by Diana Campbell Betancourt

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 | by project88blogadmin

8688 is an exhibition that challenges our perception of opposites. It is only by looking as far past ourselves as possible that we can understand what makes us who we are. The exhibition turns Project 88 on its side (a conceptual gesture evoked by Shuddhabrata Sengupta of Raqs Media Collective, who by doing so, found …

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a note on STALKINGS AND OTHER STORIES – Prajna Desai

Friday, September 30th, 2016 | by project88blogadmin

One thing after another. The ecstasy of narrative begins early, inside the womb while listening to the story from the other side, at the playground with imaginary companions doing your bidding, or in that first fib about how you got a black eye at school. When bringing up ‘narrative’ what we’re really talking about is …

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On entering a quarry – Nida Ghouse

Saturday, March 26th, 2016 | by project88blogadmin

  On entering a quarry, one enters the earth. One descends into that which as long as it existed could not be accessed. A rock is a record of everything that formed it—the magma of millions of years since a volcano erupted. Inside a quarry, the surface of the rock is the ultimate intermediary; its exposure …

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“When the wind blows” – Atreyee Gupta

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 | by project88blogadmin

When the wind blows. Quotidian objects of domestic use – table fans, chopping boards, kitchen mixers, synthetic packing material – take on the semantic and material qualities of drawing, photography, and sculpture to chart conceptual routes between drawing and photography, photography and sculpture, sculpture and installation. Parts of appliances, even those that have outlived their …

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Passages from Reclusive Conversations – Prajna Desai

Sunday, May 17th, 2015 | by project88blogadmin

  Emperor Joseph II: My dear young man, don’t take it too hard. Your work is ingenious.It’s quality work. And there are simply too many notes, that’s all. Just cut a few and it will be perfect. Mozart: Which few did you have in mind, Majesty? -From the Hollywood film Amadeus (1984) Directed by Milos Forman / …

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Earthbound/ Earth Bound – Maya Kóvskaya

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 | by project88blogadmin

earth·bound ˈərTHˌbound/ adjective adjective: earth-bound 1. attached or restricted to the earth.”  ~a flightless earthbound bird.” 2. attached or limited to material existence as distinct from a spiritual or heavenly one. ~”her earthbound view of the sacrament.”   As unprecedented ecological catastrophe unfolds across our planet, new systems of knowledge and new ways of imagining the …

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Noise Life – Kaushik Bhaumik

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 | by project88blogadmin

  This show will baffle visitors for many reasons. For one, there is a lot happening within it that will seem chaotic and pointless. Then there will be the interference between noise and image. This relationship between noise and image occurs either within frames, or between frames of performance. To make things worse, none of …

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Touched – Neha Choksi

Thursday, August 8th, 2013 | by project88blogadmin

Organized annually since 2009 by the Whitechapel Gallery, Artists’ Film International showcases artists working with film, video and animation, selected by 14 partner organizations around the world and presented over the course of a year at each venue. This is the first season Project 88 has participated, represented by my Minds to Lose, 2008-2011. A …

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No Less A Drawing – Prajna Desai

Friday, June 21st, 2013 | by project88blogadmin

  There is the honoured way to draft a picture, to let a tip nick a surface. This is how drawing began when a point was pushed to make a mark. Beyond running on paper a pencil or pen, lead or ink the colour of soot, or caramel, one might even use fabric, film, or …

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