Art Now Lightbox : Raqs Media Collective

4 Sep 2009–27 Dec 2009


'The Surface of Each Day is a Different Planet'. Variously described as artists, media practitioners, curators and even 'catalysts of cultural processes', the Delhi-based Raqs Media Collective has been producing innovative projects since 1992. 'The Surface of Each Day is a Different Planet' is a newly commissioned film installation that combines historical photographs from collections in London and Delhi with video, animation, and a soundscape of overlapping voices. Stories leak, histories collide; bones, bodies, faces and handwriting blur; crowds gather and move en masse. Intentionally open-ended and anti-documentary, the work examines how collectivity and anonymity have been represented over time and how, in the present, the conditions of post-colonialism and globalisation contribute to an ongoing crisis of identity and entitlement.

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