2017: AN OSCILLATION BETWEEN 2000 YEARS AFTER AND 1000 YEARS BEFORE – FRIEZE

21 December, 2017 – Frieze

Raqs Media Collective

Raqs Media Collective

“Think of the ‘en’ you add to the beginning or end of a word, to make it do something. Think ‘vision’: add an en and it becomes ‘envision’. Add an en at both ends of ‘live’ and it becomes ‘enliven’. Take a unit of space or time and you add an en and it ‘lengthens’ what you are thinking about. It keeps going, that little twitch of a word, and suddenly, you are transitive, changing. This is the subterranean flow and aspiration that was tapped in the séance we held with Tipu’s Tiger at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in February. Intergalactic interlocutors from 2000 years ahead were channelled to ride the automaton-tiger into a future history of Europe. This meant being suspended between animal and android selves, between many epochs and drifting continents. On the way, we made a few new words – like ‘zombiscuit’, ‘qualiatomic’ and ‘algebrahmin’ – as passwords for time travel…”

2017: AN OSCILLATION BETWEEN 2000 YEARS AFTER AND 1000 YEARS BEFORE – FRIEZE

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The daughter product of Galerie 88, Kolkata, Project 88 was started by Sree Goswami. The 4000 square feet gallery is housed in a century old metal printing press. The gallery supports emerging and established artists in long-term relationships to facilitate understanding and awareness of their continually evolving practices within India and internationally.
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