Category: Collaborations

LRS: Larval Rock Stars

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Ongoing, Multi-modal (including website, writing, performance/sound/video, etc). In collaboration with Praba Pilar.
Larval Rock Stars is a conceptual project at the intersections of the bio-techno-critical and the absurd. It is the segmented paramythology of the larvae of the post-human future – Pilarva and Larvaidya. “Behold the larva we hold between us – it is the formless, shapeless, and unknowable potential for new life on earth.” Born of prophesy, and precipitated by the hubris of man, LRS brings tidings of a new future – a post-human future, and offers movement from necrotic egocentrism to biotic ecocentrism. (more…)

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The Techno-Buddhist is a Tourist (lecture)

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(2004, Performative Lecture, with the collective Mrs. Rao’s Growl)
Using excerpts from the interactive performance piece The Techno-Buddhist is a Tourist, travel writing, Situationist texts and critical theory, this performative lecture investigates the relationship between power and language, clarifies our complicity in reinforcing structures of power though language, and attempts to redefine our relationship to social action. (more…)

LAUGH

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(2003-2004, Interactive Performance, 45mins, with the collective Mrs. Rao’s Growl)
LAUGH is a durational interactive public performance that attempts to move beyond the confines of language and into the space of psychic seepage. The performance takes the form of the children’s game, HA, where the performers lie on the ground forming a circle with their heads on each other stomachs and proceed to laugh. The performance lasts for an extended period of time (at least 45 minutes), pushing physical and emotional limits, turning laughter turns into tears. (more…)

The Techno-Buddhist is a Tourist

2004, Multi-media Performance, 60mins (with the collective Mrs. Rao’s Growl and Chi-Jan Yin)
The Techno-Buddhist is a Tourist is an interactive performance that explores our complicity in the appropriation of global culture, media representations and the hegemonic dynamics that govern global exchange. Through re-staging scenes from various films, the experience of a guided tour, and a game-like structure, we attempt to describe and dislodge these patterns of power while suggesting possibilities for resistant modalities. (more…)

Chingari Chumma / Stinging Kiss

2000, Color/Sound, DV, 8:30, In collaboration with Tejal Shah
Chingari Chumma is a fairytale phantasy which dives head first into the spaces of desire that remain unaddressed in the popular culture that Bollywood constructs. Here is a typical Hindi film climax from the 80’s – the heroine has been abducted by the bandit and is taken to his den where he invariably ties her up, or makes her dance; the hero comes just in time to save his beloved, before the villain can commit the ultimate atrocity. (more…)