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Raqs Media Collective "There has been a Change of Plan" exhibition, Delhi

on saturday I went along to the Raqs Media Collective exhibition called "There has Been a Change of Plan" at Gallery Nature Morte in Delhi, India. I'm currently working here on a project. I've been following Raqs' work and Sarai for quite a few years but this is the first time I've seen their work in person. it was a retrospective of work from 2002-2006. Raqs MC have exhibited/collaborated with many international exhibitions and festivals/biennales (including recently the sydney biennale I believe?) but this was the first solo exhibition in Delhi, even though they were formed in 1992 & have been exhibiting since then also.

the collective also work on various research projects and release an annual reader (Sarai Reader) - this can be viewed on their website as well as in book form (though I've only seen them here in print form so was lucky to pick them up locally!) the readers have a different topic each year which academics and researchers write submissions for to discuss and document various issues. they also run a research fellows project where students write on topics such as urban development, village life in India, media, technology, social and health issues etc.

anway, I took some photos and made a slideshow video if you would like to take a look. (some of the pics are a little blurry I'm afraid, but they give you an idea)

photos can be found @
http://flickr.com/photos/aliak_com/tags/raqsmediacollective/

video @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLI9kBjdZtk or http://blip.tv/file/62855

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another video of the India Habitat Centre here in Delhi which is a convention centre / collection of buildings where there are many galleries & conference rooms/workshops on Indian art and habitats / urban & rural development & life projects/info is at http://blip.tv/file/62578

photos @ http://flickr.com/photos/aliak_com/tags/indiahabitatcentre/

or video also embedded here :


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this week/weekend is the CSDS Independent Fellows 2006 end of year presentations so I'm hoping to head along to that also (or part of it)

related sites in case you're interested:

http://www.raqsmediacollective.net/

http://www.sarai.net/

http://www.naturemorte.com

http://www.indiahabitat.org

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