Installation and Performance

The Transparent Performer series considers the relationship between the performer and the spectator using scenography as text. Scenography examines how a space behaves, and how we treat it. It examines the interference of construction, material, and form, in a given space, the way they frame the empty space as well as the full one. Due to its theatrical nature, the interference is ephemeral and transient, bound in a specific time and place that gives up functionality in favour of the speculative act.
Scenographies are often performative environments that are designed not in the sense of being built but of being edited – selected, determined and curated. They are framed and designated – places, series of spaces, points of perspective, ways of looking and routes that provide points of view, frames of vision and vantage points to look from. The looking happens with the whole body – it becomes doing or action.

Some Stage Directions for [24 Jor Bagh] 1/X. 24, Jor Bagh, New Delhi 2014. Supported by Outset and the Gujral Foundation

The Transparent Performer/Surface Tension, Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi, 2014