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Apophenic Talks: An Enacted Conversation


October 6, 2016
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ILF Samanvay


Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
New Delhi, Delhi 110003 India
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Apophenic Talks: An Enacted Conversation

6 October 2016 | 7 PM onwards

Apophenic Talks stages the crisis of attention from the position of a code-watcher who searches for patterns rather than meaning in information. An interactive evening where the artists will invite audiences to experience language variously – first as gibberish and make believe created by Mithu Sen and then the production of individual narratives located in keywords produced and shared by Amitesh Grover, Arnika Ahldag and Akansha Rastogi.



Mithu Sen

Internationally acclaimed artist and poet Mithu Sen is based in New Delhi. Her works have been shown in many Indian and international museums, biennales and galleries. She studied painting at Santiniketan, Visva Bharati, India and Glasgow School of Art, UK. Sen‘s practice stems from a conceptual and interactive drawing background that has extended into drawing, video, sculpture, installation, poetry, sound and performance. Her journey critiques hierarchical codes and hegemony imposed in the society – sexual, political, regional, emotional or linguistic.

Akansha Rastogi

Akansha Rastogi is Senior Curator at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA). Her curatorial projects include Enactments and each passing day (co-curated, 2016), An Unfinished Portrait: Vignettes from the KNMA Collection (co-curated, 2014), Zones of Contact: Propositions on the Museum (co-curated, 2013) and the Inhabiting the Museum performance series (2011-15) at KNMA. She is a recipient of IFA Research grant to document and study exhibition histories of Indian modern and contemporary art.

Amitesh Grover and Arnika Ahldag

Amitesh Grover and Arnika Ahldag are based in New Delhi and have been making context driven performance and art-based projects since 2014. Their practice spans gatherings-as-performance, interactive gaming, digital art and installations, documentary-stagings and occupational realism. Recent projects include ENCOUNTER 6134 (Philosophy in Crisis, 2014), DOWNTIME (Sleep as Performance, 2014) and NOTES ON MOURNING (Mourning as Practice, 2015).