Born 1980, Amitesh Grover is a performance-based artist in New Delhi, India. He creates work across art disciplines to produce performances, texts, objects, images, installations, and films. 

 

LEAKY FOLDS

LEAKY FOLDS

I, along with Arnika, immersed myself as an employee in a technology company. Leaky Folds conflates the topographical measure of contemporary workplace with our psychological spreads, that of artists immersed, and waged. Having sought mock-employment in one of India's biggest software firms, I appeared as a worker at various locations across the company's campus - at doorways and in elevators, in fire exits and at secure access points, during night shifts and as shadows of colleagues. I encountered narratives of data secrecy, offshore sites, and recurring crises, as I learnt to perform digital service work. Along with Arnika, I performed disruptions within the workplace - exercises in abstraction, uselessness, and work-lessness. Leaky Fold assembles notes from this 6-months long immersion. Read these perforations as a first-hand comment on the spreadability of digital capital, obsession with logistics and automation, and the messy reality of a post colonial world. Let us reconsider notions of value, leisure, performance, and acceleration. Let bodies leak. Let data leak.

With long-term collaborator Arnika Ahldag. Designed at Oh Design. Commission by Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.

WHAT THE FROG'S EYES CANNOT TELL THE BRAIN

WHAT THE FROG'S EYES CANNOT TELL THE BRAIN