A Picture of Two- wheelers in Delhi: Alana Hunt
In spite of it being illegal in Delhi for more than two people to be on a two-wheeler at any one time it takes place everyday all over the city. This in itself is an interesting indication of the amount of influence the state has over the everyday lives of individuals in 'developing' countries as opposed to those countries that have been deemed 'developed'. The ways in which people are capable of acting as a law unto them selves spells out a different idea of freedom. A picture of two-wheelers in Delhi is a photographic based project that has traveled through a range of different figurations from site-specific roadside distribution/interventions to gallery based installations, from printed matter to video, audio and cushions. The recurrent ideas explore the public dynamics of physical closeness, trust and also dependency in the range of relationships that exist between people sharing two-wheelers across the streets of Delhi. In this particular aspect of the work the images have been placed amidst two newspapers from India’s 62nd celebration of Independence from colonial rule in an effort to extend upon this idea of freedom while also rethinking the conventional flows of information in the mainstream media and their relation to the larger field of things that go on in life.
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Alana Hunt is interested in the social mediation of cultural forms and how this is influenced by the contemporary experience of globalisation. She explores this predominately through an interdisciplinary art practice, but also writes (often in fragments) and works with media (often on radio, but occasionally with film and video).
Through various forms and processes she explores, in both a practical and theoretical sense, the minute narratives and experiences of daily life within a broader framework of socially oriented media practices and relational, connective and experiential aesthetics.