PLATFORM MAGAZINE: MISSION: DISRUPT THE ACCEPTED: NEHA CHOKSI

Soumya Mukerji on Neha Choksi, Platform Magazine
Published in March 2019 Issue

Neha Choksi's production 'Still Abacus'
Neha Choksi’s production ‘Still Abacus”

One of the most private mavericks in the performing arts in India, Neha Choksi doesn’t speak much, mince words or dilute her essence. Oh but when she talks to you, her sharp single-liners show you why words become redundant where the best of expression is concerned. Her work in performance, video, sculpture, photo, and hybrid installation explores how we seek, experience and acknowledge loss, growth, and transformations in material and psychological terms.

Choksi works by setting up simple situations and memorable interventions in the lives of everything—from a stone to a plant, from animal to self, from friends to institutions—disrupting logic to open a space for poetry, absurdity, surprise and existential insight.

In short, she gives me a deep understanding.

Define yourself.
I don’t believe in a single, invariable self. I am stubbornly, absurdly, amusingly, tragically an ever-changing group of one.

Describe your practice.
A tendency to disrupt the accepted.

“I don’t believe in a single, invariable self. I am stubbornly, absurdly, amusingly, tragically an ever-changing group of one.”

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