Raqs Media Collective
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
17 September – 17 October, 2015
Does history repeat itself, or simply rehearse its moves in anticipation? Can we read chronicles in terms of deferrals and déjà-vu rather than in terms of climaxes and closures?
“Luminous Will” refers to an eponymous work by Raqs Media Collective, where the hands of the clock index words that become phrases. The question of what is or can be a ‘Luminous Will’—an illuminated, iridescent desire for life itself—is central to the constellation of works that constitute the exhibition. The artists will transform the galleries into a habitat for thoughtfulness, affect, and the elaboration of a playful sense of plenitude.
This exhibition is made possible in part through the generosity of Sandy Moose and Eric Birch. Special thanks to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Artist-in-Residency Program.
Raqs Media Collective – Luminous Will at SMFA, Boston