KAFKA’S CASTLE

How is productivity, idleness, and attention measured and quantified across the dispensable resource of contemporary digital capital? The artists-as-employees insert low-resolution provocations as ‘noise’ amidst a vortex of signals generated from various working sites for a company’s CCTV monitoring system. The resulting composition is a choreography of quiet thoughts exteriorised and staged for the surveillance archive, and left for the system to decode and reassemble.

Performed by Amitesh Grover & Arnika Ahldag | Material Single Channel Projection OR 65 low-resolution photography prints on sun board | With support from Gyanendra Sinha, Hendry Peter Hunt and Sanjay, HCL Sector 126, Noida | Printed at Digital Image Solutions, Delhi | Originally commissioned for the exhibition Hangar For The Passerby, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.