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Being The Other

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Identity is a prominent theme in my work. For the work I have done at Khoj, I have tried to look at the theme of identity through cloth and also through ‘Aata’ (wheat flour). At Khoj, I developed a performance in which I lived with the aata. As the performance unfolded, I was keen to understand how the aata was reacting to me and to better understand my behaviour with the aata. I see the whole performance as a conversation about my offerings in terms of sweat, touch and me being physically there with and for the aata. Now that the performance is completed, I see there is no more aata left and instead see it as the other me, something that more than what define me as a person.

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