Traversing Sites, Traversing History: Practising Citizenship Through Art

Part of the Contemporary Performance InterActions book series (CPI)


The essay lays out the work process of 409 Ramkinkars, a multi-authored, site-specific sculpture, installation and theatre performance, that was a retake on the art practices of the celebrated modern Indian artist, Ramkinkar Baij (1925–1980). The project sought to foreground the fact that spectatorship is materially composed. And that the archives of a practising artist—whether of sculptures, paintings, photographs, memoirs—when worked upon by a collective of practitioners and researchers, can somatically inhabit the bodies of both actor and spectator, as well as offer genealogies for the future.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Professor and theatre directorDelhiIndia

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