session #5

Consideration: When Attention becomes Care

by Monica Narula

Friday, Aug 11, 2023 at 5:30 pm IST
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The verb ‘to consider’ has two meanings - to pay attention to something, and to be considerate, or careful, or full of care. An artistic practice can be parsed as a form of considering the world - a way of looking, thinking, remembering and rendering space, lives, objects and time in a way that gives them adequate attention, and cares for them, or about them.


Monica Narula founded Raqs Media Collective with Jeebesh Bagchi and Shuddhabrata Sengupta. The word “raqs” in several languages denotes an intensification of awareness and presence attained by whirling, turning, being in a state of revolution. Raqs take this sense to mean ‘kinetic contemplation’ and a restless and energetic entanglement with the world, and with time. Raqs live and work in New Delhi.