Age/ Sex/ Location
In this installation (which also doubles as a piece of text-based one-act electronic theatre), transcripts of chat sessions constitute an electronic patchwork that also includes real and simulated audio recordings of conversations between call centre workers and their clients, images of a female larynx, the text of a re-worked Upanishadic dialogue, and video recordings of a spoken English class in Delhi. The work presents the map of the world as a grid of reflecting surfaces marked by shifting inequalities, and the call centre worker as a figure in this mirrored world, demanding a new understanding of the world, of what it means to labour, in a place, and across space.
|Credits: Raqs Media Collective (Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta)
Video Editing: Parvati Sharma
Sound Design: Vipin Bhati
Production Assistance: T.Meyarivan, Ashish Mahajan
Acknowledgements: Amanda McDonald Crowley, Shveta Sarda, Tripta Chandola, Rachel Magnusson
Produced and Designed at Sarai Media Lab, 2003
Age/ Sex/ Location has been shown at "Geography and the Politics of Mobility", curated by Ursula Biemann, Generali Foundation, Vienna, January-April 2003 and World Information City, Bangalore, November 2005 among other places.
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Age/ Sex/ Location (main screen)