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Text as landscape

india Updated: Sep 25, 2010 01:27 IST
Shalini Singh

It is hard to describe theatreperson Zuleikha Chaudhari’s new work as a performance. “What is performance, what is performing space?” she asks. For someone known for her experiments in text, space and light in Indian theatre, her installation, made during a residency with Khoj Studios, is another step forward.

Propositions: On Text And Space is based on stage directions for Henrik Ibsen’s play John Gabriel Borkman and texts by the Delhi-based Raqs Media Collective (that constructed a landscape of larger histories).

A series of 3-D light installations using monologue, Chaudhari’s work takes a “larger look at progress from a personal landscape”.

“It’s about human versus history through the arc of capitalism. How does text transform, literally, into image? The performance is in the description,” says Chaudhari.

Till October 1, Khoj Studios. For details, call 011-29545274.