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sarai reader: 09

Devi Art Foundation (in collaboration with Sarai-CSDS)

Gurgaon, New Delhi / 08.2012 - 04.2013

Sarai 09: Projections took the form of a 9-month exhibition (Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi) and a collection of published writings (Sarai-09 Reader). The event proposed projections as an "an incandescent transference - some crossing of a void to effect luminous landings on a distant surface. Without projections we would have no cinema, no city plans, no forecasts, no wagers, no fantasies. Projections convect questions, magnify dreams and illuminate desires."

I contributed an essay to the reader entitled, Taking Flight: Perspectives from the Depths of an Ideas Factory. The work explores the life of an idea across an ad agency, a social movement and a war zone.

The exhibition and reader were developed by Sarai-- the media arm of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS, New Delhi). The exhibition was located in proximity to a technology hub and garnered a diverse audience of academics, artists, commercial 'tech geeks' and researchers in New Delhi. The Sarai 09: Reader garnered a large international readership across a similar audience of cultural diverse academics, artists and researchers. 

about sarai readers

The Sarai Readers were published once a year. Projections was the 9th volume of a 9 volume series. Each issue was structured around a specific theme and invited writing by practitioners, academics, activists and artists from diverse fields. 

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