Monday, August 18, 2008


Raqs Media Collective (Monica Narula, Jeebesh Bagchi, ShuddhabrataSengupta) is a collective of media practitioners based in New Delhi thatworks in art practice, new media, filmmaking, photography, media theory& research, writing, criticism and curation. Raqs are currentlyco-curators of the MANIFESTA 7 in South Tyrol/Trentino.
The origins of Raqs Media Collective’s practice lies in documentaryfilmmaking, and though they have traversed a long distance from theempiricist imperative of mainstream documentary making, documentsthemselves, and other forms that gesture to the notionally real,continue to intrigue them.Raqs are interested in documents because of the rhetorical spaces thatcan be prised open while handling documents. These include the elaboratedisguises and ruses that the rhetoric of documents sometimes carry withand within itself.

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