Art and Anthropology
Since 2004 I have worked closely with contemporary Indian artist Sudarshan Shetty. Reflections on his work and practice have opened new avenues for exploring the connections between art and anthropology and the effects of globalization on art. This body of work has grown over ten years, from solo exhibition catalogue essays to dialogue for Shunya Ghar Shehar, Shetty's first film project. My process experiments with practices of making, disciplines of knowledge and distinct methods for knowing and shaping the world to discover overlapping ways of making sense in the contemporary world.
More recently, Sudarshan Shetty curated my work as a participating artist at the Kochi Muziris Biennale which opened in Kochi, India in December 2016. For the biennale, I developed the concept, media content and performance for an interactive architectural installation titled On Stage: Sathnenagar Here. On Stage was produced by Samooha, an interdisciplinary artist collective drawing from the worlds of art, activism and anthropology.
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The More I Die, the Lighter I Get (Sudarshan Shetty artist monograph), was published in 2010 by Tilton Gallery New York and Gallery SKE in Benguluru.