Here Lies…A Misreckoned Empire

At the periphery of Kankaria Lake and the city zoo in Ahmedabad, traffic sounds drown out as one enters a patch of green which the occasional city guide or rickshaw wallah may refer to as the ‘Dutch gardens.’ A stray dog does a lazy yoga stretch and attempts to leap onto a rectangular tombstone dating … Continue reading

Film Screening + Discussion: Sisters! at Clark House Initiative

Film Screening: Sisters!  Petra Bauer  – Artist Stefano Bertacchini – Photography Rachel Dowle – Assistant Marius Dybwad Brandrud  – Editor   Rob van de Schootbrugge  – Sound Main cast: Southall Black Sisters Discussion:  Zehra Jumabhoy, Tejal Shah, Shaina Anand, and LABIA collective. Curated by Natasha Ginwala at Clark House Friday 13 January 2012 5.30pm – 8.00pm Sisters! is a collaboration between Petra Bauer and the Southall Black Sisters — … Continue reading

Book Review: Making Art Global (Part 1): The Third Havana Biennial 1989 by Rachel Weiss and other authors, Afterall Books, 2011

The Cuban film Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)[1] opens with a documentary sequence portraying a crowded street party at which a political killing takes place. We see a cluster of dancing figures and percussionists as gunshots resound. A body falls to the floor but is swiftly carried away by men in uniform – and the party … Continue reading