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[Nettime-nl] Seen at Secunderabagh
Monica Narula on Mon, 2 May 2011 23:17:37 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-nl] Seen at Secunderabagh

Dear Friends

If its possible, we would love to see you at the premiere of a new work in Brussels.

Zuleikha Chaudhari & Raqs Media Collective

Seen at Secundrabad WORLD PREMIÈRE

11, 12, 13/05 – 20:30
14/05 – 18:00
EN / Hindustani > FR / NL
ca. 1h
€16 / €12 (-25/65+)
Meet the artists after the performance on 12/05

The starting point for Seen at Secundrabad is a photograph taken in 1857 by the war photographer Felice Beato, three months after a bloody mutiny within the British East India Company. Four men and a horse pose in front of the lens, surrounded by bones that had simply been left there. Fixing a moment in India’s colonial history, the image seems to be a faithful representation of the facts. However, knowing that the exposure of a photograph in those days took a long time, we can deduce that it is the outcome of pure and simple staging. For her new project, Indian director Zuleikha Chaudhari is collaborating with the Raqs Media Collective. This group of three artists has acquired an international reputation, alternating visual works, publications and curatorial projects. Together, they dissect Beato’s photo and put together a remarkable show that combines Chaudhari’s uncluttered direction and the Raqs Media Collective’s theoretical approach. Their new work, Seen at Secundrabad, questions the deception of images and lays bare the intrinsic simultaneity of past, present and future.

(you can buy tickets online)

Monica Narula
Raqs Media Collective

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