Shuddhabrata Sengupta and the Raqs Media Collective

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | March 30, 2006

Thursday, March 30, 2006, 6pm


Shuddhabrata Sengupta in person!

Shuddhabrata Sengupta is a media-maker, writer, and one of the co-founders of the Raqs Media Collective, a group of artists working in new and old media, installations, video, sound, photography and text based in Delhi, India. Founded in 1991, their hybridized practice is both rooted in the geography of Delhi and the nomadism of the web. They are also the co-founders of the Sarai New Media Lab which serves as their studio, hosts workshops, and maintains, an extensive web site containing essays, discussion groups, and interactive projects investigating the role of media in our increasingly cosmopolitan world. Raqs has exhibited around the globe, including the 50th Venice Biennale and Documenta 11. Sengupta will give a multi-media presentation on his work with Raqs and Sarai, including Media City, Publics and Practices in the History of the Present, and Garage, among others. 1991-2005, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, India, ca. 60 min, various formats.


Tonight’s show is an instance of [FRAY], a distributed series of screenings, discussions, student initiated projects and a conference. [FRAY] traces intersecting hyperthreads of time, screen and code-based experimental New Media art hosted by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Film, Video, and New Media.


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