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Khoj Live 2012
Live Art is an umbrella term encompassing a range of performance, performative and time-based practices that are unrestricted by art form boundaries. The Festival ran a dynamic programme of events, which brought exciting and diverse practices together both on an Indian and an International platform.
About this edition
From the first International Workshop in 1997, to Khoj Live 2008 (a six-day Live Art festival) and most recently through a series of international residencies devoted to performance and time-based practices, Khoj has consistently engaged with the genre of Live Art.
In an attempt to further explore the possibilities of the genre, specifically within the context of contemporary cultural production in India, Khoj Live 2012 showcased thirteen works by artists working across contemporary dance, sound, fashion and gaming. While a number of artists pushed the boundaries of their respective practices using experimental choreography, design and languages of the digital era, others actively sought interaction and audience participation, challenging the traditional status of audience as passive spectator.
Over the course of the evening, performances unfolded across the venue, transforming The Kila’s diverse set of spaces, a state-of-the-art music club, a sprawling terrace, a central courtyard, a museum of film and art and a store for designer wear, into an active laboratory of new ideas, forms and experiences for artists and audiences alike.
A unique public event, Khoj Live 2012 aimed to provide an expanded articulation of time based art, its possibilities and potential.
Khoj Live 2012 was a collateral event of the India Art Fair.
Curatorial Intensive South Asia 2023
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Khoj Live 2008
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Beyond the Blueprint : Reimagining the City
Khoj invites applications for Beyond the Blueprint : Reimagining the City to (re)imagine public spaces across India as infrastructures of care. This call is for, but not limited to city planners, urban strategists, designers, artists and architects whose practice is embedded in their local contexts and are looking to (re)create public spaces in their cities as expressions of inclusivity. Creative…
The Observatory : Second Site
The Observatory: Second Site project, by artists Rohini Devasher and Legion Seven, began with an interrogation of the complicated history of observational astronomy and the ways in which ‘seeing’ is strange and more ambiguous than one might imagine. Since then it has transformed far beyond its original scope. At the core of this new iteration is the question of how perception impacts sight…
Does The Blue Sky Lie?: Testimonies of Air’s Toxicities A Staged Hearing
Conceived by Khoj International Artists’ Association and Zuleikha Chaudhari, in collaboration with lawyer Harish Mehla; ‘In the matter Re: Rights of Nature’ is a staged hearing which foregrounds the Rights of Nature as an expansion of the Right to Life as enshrined under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Following on from an earlier project, Landscape As Evidence: Artist As Witness which was…
Body As Barometer – Live Arts Workshop 2022
For the Delhi leg of the Live Arts Workshop, Khoj wishes to locate the body as central to the making of live arts, and thus simultaneously locate the quality of liveness that emanates from the body. In this framework, the body emerges as an ever-sensing tool, interacting with atmospheres, architectures, materials, technologies, interfaces and communities, mediating affect. The body becomes…
Does The Blue Sky Lie?: Testimonies of Air’s Toxicities air expo 22
Come BREATHE with us Come LIVE with us Come ADOPT a piece of the sky with us Come PLAY with us Come IMAGINE a future with us Masks. Air Purifiers. Anti-Smog Guns. Smog Towers. Wearable Ion Generating Purifiers. Techno-scientific innovations are seen as the most desirable solutions for toxic airs by a neoliberal society. The first episode of Does the…
Does The Blue Sky Lie?: Testimonies of Air’s Toxicities 2019-2022
“Can man live elsewhere than in air?” – Luce Irigray Air is the site of “smell, breath, wind, weather, air conditioning, air pollution, science, sound, oxygen, smoking —the tactility of the atmosphere.” – Timothy Choy To live in New Delhi is to be in constant and intimate communion with toxicity— being marked in a bodily way by where you live…
Indoor-Outdoor: Dancewalks with Foofwa d’Imobilité
INDOOR DANCEWALKS – RETROPERSPECTIVES AND VOYAGE 4 December 2019, at 6PM The indoor Dancewalk is a paradox that will be an initiation to the outdoor Dancewalk. The local and indoor Dancewalk let’s one apprehend with intimacy, the freedom of traveling through dance, in body and spirit, but within enclosed space(s). It is also an analytical and historical account of the…
MONITOR 13 : Dance on my head and scratch my heart
MONITOR 13: Dance on my head scratch my heart invites the viewer to consider the indecipherable traces and charges of the past. It is an invitation to dance to the meditative, moving images in the program. Through letters, biographies, surfaces, sounds and architectures, the curators have assembled the films to gesture not only towards things lost and hidden along the…
Book Reading and Soundscape
we are opposite like that is a series of interdisciplinary works that comprises mythologies from the poles, told from the non-human perspective of an elder that has witnessed deep time: the ice. It beckons the ghosts hidden in landscapes and turns them into echoes, listening in on the resonances of potential futures. The book is an almanac, a messy collection of…