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soDA Magazine Story

soDA magazine 19, Zurich (2002); Casebook (2014, AGYU Canada), Raqs presented the concept of “Event-shaped Hole” which translated into the essay The Event-shaped Hole and the Photographic Image in The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, 2021 […]
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To People & Demos 

To People 11 Textile and 2 Prints on paper, 100 x 500 cm each Still More World | Mathaf | Doha Demos (Crimson, Azure)Multiple fused corian surfaces 1m x 1m
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Time Devices (2011- 18)

Whenever the Heart Skips a Beat | 4 min 31 seconds Animated Horological Video, Words Click here to watch the video (email us on studio@raqsmediacollective.net to request access) A Day in the Life of Kiribati […]
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The necessity of Infinity

The necessity of Infinity | 2017 Reading performance, Carpet, gold embroidery, Performers, musical tone generators; Carpet Dimensions 4 x 4.8m | Exhibited at Sharjah Biennale 2017, Sharjah “The Necessity of Eternity” recounts what must be […]
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Alive, with Cerussite and Peppered Moth

Alive, with Cerussite and Peppered Moth 3D printed PLA plastic, cast polyester resin, plywood and video projections  Architectural Collaborators: Palak Jhunjhunwala and Stratis Georgiu Exhibition History: Whitworth, Manchester (2017) Mathaf, Doha (2018) Palais de Tokyo, […]
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The Emperor’s Old Clothes & Hollowgram

The Emperor’s Old Clothes | 2017 3D printed PLA Plastic and cast polyester resin Shortlisted for fourth plinth on Trafalgar Square Hollowgram| 2017  3D printed PLA plastic, cast polyester resin, plywood and video projections  Serpentine Gallery […]
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Utsushimi

Utsushimi (2017 – ongoing)  Double Image / Token / Emanation Materialized Architectural Drawing in Illuminated Wireframe  Site specific installation at Suzu City, Oku-Noto Triennale, Japan
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Undoing walls

Undoing Walls| 2017 1’ 55” Animation loop, Variable Dimensions  (email us on studio@raqsmediacollective.net to request access)
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Communard Biscuits

Communard Biscuits (2017) 3 D Printing, Silicone mould, flour, water, salt500 biscuits, 9 x 1 x 1 cm (each) Exhibited at Whitworth, Manchester
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Dyeing Inayat Khan 

Dyeing Inayat Khan (2016) 2- channel video installation, color and sound New Sensorium, ZKM, Karlsruhe (2016) | Nature Morte, Bikaner House, Delhi (2021) Animation and editing: Ikroop Sandhu and Rajan Singh Click here to watch the […]
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Perhaps

Site specific Installation Lincoln Brayford Pool, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK (2016)
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Time Gatherings

Meanwhile Elsewhere | 2014  Words, Clock-face Design on Vinyl Raqs Media Collective Berlin | Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh Luminous will | 2015 Exhibition at SMFA, Boston
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Seven Billion and One

Seven Billion and One | 2015  Variations of the infinity sign in gold pigment, on pages of newspapers coated with black ink (English, Hindi, Urdu), 108 sheets of 22 x 14.5 inches SMFA (School of the […]
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Asankh/ Countless

Asankh/ Countless | 2014 Digital Print on ACP, acrylic (6 x 4 ft.) | Untimely Calendar, solo show at NGMA (2014) The material infinitude that makes up the real world, Raqs argues, is a swirling, […]
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Homo Speculos

Homo Speculos | 2015 5 true mirrors in matt-black columns (38 x 38 x 168 cm, 38 x 38 x 162 cm, 38 x 38 x 138 cm, 38 x 38 x 128 cm, 38 […]
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Coronation Park 

Coronation Park | 2015  Eight sculptures (resin), nine plinths (wood and bitumen) and nine plaques (faux black marble) Giardini | All the World’s Futures’, Venice Biennale, 2015
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Bureaux of Raqs and Faqs

Bureaux of Raqs and Faqs | 2015 Found furniture, index cards, words, plaques, electronic word displays, text and a scenario Exhibited at MUAC (Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo)| Mexico City
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Fever, Fever

Fever, Fever | 2015 Digital video, photo-constellations, match boxes, archival prints, 6’29’’ min (played in loop) Global Imaginations | Museum De Lakenhal | Leiden, The Netherlands
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Time Interruptions (2009, 2014)

Escapement 27 clocks, high glass aluminium with LED lights, four flat screen monitors, video and audio looped Dimensions variable Arc of the day (2014) 13 clocks, high glass aluminium with LED lights, gold vinyl Frieze […]
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The Fruits of Labour

Fruits of Labour (2012) 100 orange fruit trees, industrial sizes fans, framed copies of the Faridabad Majdoor Samachar | Public Art Project at REAKT: Olhares e Processos, Guimaraes Approaching the sense of exhaustion and hopelessness […]
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Reverse Engineering the Euphoria Machine

Installation with furniture, 2 videos, objects, drawings, photographs Mori Museum, Tokyo (2008-09); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (2009); Essl Museum, Vienna (2009); Gallery Nature Morte, Berlin (2012)  Euphoria Machine is the name we give to […]
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Revoltage

Revoltage Text, lightbulbs, fixtures, acrylic, wire, synchroniser Exhibition History: ‘The Capital of Accumulation’, Project 88, Mumbai (2010); ‘Reading Light’, Festival d’Automne, Espace Oscar Niemeyer, Paris (2011); Art Unlimited Basel (2012); ‘Critical Mass’, Tel Aviv Museum […]
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Rewriting on the wall

In Rewriting On the Wall, hand-prints are reconfigured to produce an alphabet of gestures—each a gloss of the letters in standard American Sign Language as used by deaf and mute people. The letters add up to a text (which accompanies the work): a stammering, hesitant, syntactically unsure consideration (written by a hand that appears on the wall like the hand that wrote on the wall in the episode of Belshazzar’s feast in the Old Testament) of the relationship between ‘I’ and ‘We’ and the horizon that encompasses singular and plural modes of being.

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More Salt In Your Tears

More Salt In Your Tears | 2011 Site-specific installation in the Baltic Sea with stainless steel, steel cable, wood, concrete anchors | Contemporary Art Archipelago, Turku, Finland (2011)
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Proverbs

Proverbs | 2011 1. Money Talks But Does Not Remember, Time Stops But Does Not Die, Power Surges But Does Not Endure: Cured MDF, LED lights, wooden frame, lighting sequencer (244 x 122 x 8 […]
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The Untold Intimacy of Digits

The Untold Intimacy of Digits | 2011 Looped video projection. 00:47 In every sum figured by power, a remainder haunts the calculation. Not everything adds up. A people are never equal to a listing of […]
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Marks

Marks | 2011 Acrylic, MDF, red LEDs, electrical wires, gold mylar sheet Headquarters of French Communist Party, 2, Place du Colonel Fabien, Paris (2011) ; K21, Dusseldorf, Germany (2018)
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An Afternoon Unregistered on the Richter Scale

An Afternoon Unregistered on the Richter Scale | 2011 looped video projection | 3:30 minutes | Exhibited at Surjection, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto (2011); The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2012) Click here to watch […]
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36 Planes of Emotion & One Meter of Truth (Emotion)

36 Planes of Emotions | 2011 Laser engraved acrylic glass, furniture, lighting (180 x 150 x 60 cm) Surjection, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto (2011); Raqs Media Collective, The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2012) Graphic design: Amitabh […]
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However Incongruous

However Incongruous | 2011 Fibreglass (160 x 92 x 320 cm) | Print Albrecht Dürer came across rumors of the Indian rhinoceros named Gainda sometime in 1515 that he would immortalize in his woodcut, Rhinoceros. Gainda the […]
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With Respect to Residue

Sets of 4 Printed (Paper) Table Mats with gold pigment with maps and images | Installation with lightbox table, chair, ashtray, printed paper placemats Note: The work was first shown at the Liverpool Biennale, 2004 as […]
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Ectropy Index

2005/ HTML The word “ectropy” means a general increase in organisation. It appears to have been developed in 196 by Willard V. Quine, a philosopher and mathematician, in the course of a series of discussions […]
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 Erosion by Whispers

2005/ 2 lightboxes, galvanized wire, printed broadsheets, 66 x  76 x 13 cm | Exhibited at Ephemeral cities: A Project Space, Deptford X, London (2005) 
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Lost new shoes

2005/ Installation with shoes, astroturf, and video projections | Exhibited at Citizens, Pitzhanger Manor House, London; The City Gallery, Leicester; Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast; 2005.  Lost New Shoes confronts the notion of […]
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Phantoroman: Preface to a ghost story

Preface to a Ghost Story, 2005, is a series of black-and-white vignettes that tell the tale of an ‘unknown citizen’ who has leaped to his death, leaving behind a make-do archive for a gathering of […]
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A Measure of Anacoustic Reason

A Measure of Anacoustic Reason | 2005Installation with 1 projection, 4 screens, 4 dialogues, 4 lecterns, 4 benches with embedded speakers, lightbox | Exhibited at India Contemporary, Venice Biennale (2005), Thermocline of Art, Zentrum fur […]
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The Wherehouse

2004 / Installation with video, found objects, altered books, text panels, audio, spoken performance, photographs, and web page | Revolution/Restoration II, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (2004); Taipei Biennial, Taipei (2004–05)
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Utopia is a hearing aid

2003/ Posters installed in situ in Venice, Italy. 90x 60 cm (Utopia Station, Venice Biennale 2003) External link: Is the World Sleeping, Sleepless, or Awake or Dreaming? by Raqs Media Collective e-flux journal issue #56 […]
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A/S/L (Age/Sex/Location)

3-screen video & sound installation, with images, text and transcripts of a simulated chat room conversation | 2003 In this installation (which also doubles as a piece of text-based one-act electronic theatre), transcripts of chat […]

TAS (Temporary Autonomous Sarai)

Raqs Media Collective with Atelier BowWow (Tokyo)  Portable, multi-use structure made with packing crates for computers, projectors, paper, sound and people.   Commissioned by the Walker Art Center and funded by the Foundation, Temporary Autonomous Sarai is an […]
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5 Pieces of Evidence

5 Pieces of Evidence | 2003/ Installation with 5 video screens, audio, and steel armature  5 Pieces of Evidence reflects on missing persons, urban myths, transitoriness, maps, and global networks. The five screens are narratively organized […]
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n°28 

28.28 N / 77.15 E : 2001/02 (Co-Ordinates, Delhi) Raqs, with Pradip Saha, translate documentary video and audio log sheets, notes, excerpts from legal document, and stickers and signs to create a matrix of meaning […]
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N- Dl Jn. (New Delhi Junction) 

Location: 28° 28′ N, 77° 15′ ETime Zone: – | – | UTC/GMT +5.30 HoursAirports: 1Inhabitants: 10,009,200 (Delhi), 16, 713,200 (Including Agglomeration) 24 x CD Players, Headphones and 24 x 5 Minute Audio Loops/MP3 | F.0037.0000 […]
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Coordinates Of Everyday Life

Coordinates of Everyday Life | 2002 3 videos, 1 floor vinyl, 10,000 stickers for city walls Co-ordinates 28.8N 77.15E. Installation using video screens, sound, print, and stickers Exhibition history: Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany (June-September 2002); […]
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PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THE WORK OF ART

PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THE WORK OF ARTCarved marble panel, postcards, wall text | 2000/2006 Raqs Media Collective present an ironic monument to the persuasive powers of art, carved in stone for posterity and printed […]