Raqs Media Collective | Delhi
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Location: 28° 28' N, 77° 15' E
Time Zone: - | - | UTC/GMT +5.30 Hours
Inhabitants: 10,009,200 (Delhi), 16, 713,200 (Including Agglomeration)
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, signalling the city as a magnet as well as a springboard for daily migrations.
Raqs Media Collective (Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta) is a group of independent media practitioners based in New Delhi. The Raqs collective is a co-initiator of Sarai: The New Media Initiative (www.sarai.net) at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.
Raqs is currently engaged in a series of different media, art and research projects that interpret city spaces, urbanity and ways of being in the city. Their work has been shown at documenta XI, Germany and Emocao Art.ficial, Sao Paolo.