Location: 28Â° 28′ N, 77Â° 15′ E
Time Zone: – | – | UTC/GMT +5.30 Hours
Inhabitants: 10,009,200 (Delhi), 16, 713,200 (Including Agglomeration)
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A sound work about moving into, and circulating within the city of Delhi – a magnet as well as a springboard for daily migrations. Delhi is a city that wakes up to new arrivals everyday. Thousands of people step into the city, off trains that ferry them to a new life from a teeming hinterland. ‘Delhi’, subtitled ‘N-Dl Jn.’, (the abbreviation that denotes ‘New Delhi Junction’ in standard railway time tables) is a sound work about moving into, and circulating within the city. The recurring motif of distinct train tracks, approaching and going away from the location of the listener punctuates the steady murmur of the quotidian, signaling the city as a magnet as well as a springboard for daily migrations.
Presented as part of the Invisible Cities exhibition, in the Belfast Festival at Queen’s, Belfast, November 2002.