Video installation by Raqs Media Collective
An Afternoon Unregistered on the Richter Scale (2011) is a silent looped video projection that, through subtle alterations. transforms an archival photograph taken in Calcutta in 191. Raqs describe their intervention in this image as a means to “conjure a constellation of stars onto a drawing board, induce tremors too gentle to disturb the Richter Scale and introduce a rustle and hesitation in the determined stillness of surveyors hard at work mapping empire.” The exhibition continues until 23 May, open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm.
Raqs Media Collective make contemporary art and film, curate exhibitions, edit books, stage events, collaborate with architects, computer programmers, writers and theatre directors and have initiated processes that have profoundly changed contemporary culture in India. Their work has been presented at major institutions internationally, including solo exhibitions at Tate Britain and Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and they have participated in the Venice and São Paulo biennales. The Raqs Media Collective was founded in 1992 by Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta and is based in New Delhi, India.
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