AUTHORED ESSAYS 

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DIRECTING RAAG DARBARI

HAKARA JOURNAL ON ART & PERFORMANCE

Since there is no consensus on what theatre direction is, how to define it, what is extraneous to it or what is not, this paper is a meditation on my process of directing for stage. What is the location of dramatic text, what is the meaning of rehearsals, how do actors prepare, how to build a performance site, how to keep audience close, but mostly, how to think in the dark.

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PERFORMAPEDIA

UNIVERSITY OF EXETER, U.K.

This essay explores the idea of performapedia to mobilize consolidated performative moments to better access areas of experience that remain relatively opaque within traditional social and critical theory. Co-authored with Shaunak Sen

https://audienceexperience.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/performapedia-audience-as-performer-identities-roles-and-experience-as-archive/

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ON ART & TIME

ARTS ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE

Three disparate fictional characters – Angelus Novus, Data Neolithic and Karma-Sakshi – engage in a dialogue on time and art, looking at the aesthetics that shape the context, the nuances that flit across an unreliable landscape and the energies that populate this world of time and its insoluble contradictions. Co-authored with Tushar Joag, John Xaviers, & Arnika Ahldag

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BACK TO WORK

PERFORMANCE STUDIES International, HAMBURG, GERMANY

This paper lays the topographical measure of contemporary workplace over psychological spreads - of artistic practice immersed, employed and waged, a residency-of-sorts in the largest contemporary place of work. Co-authored with Arnika Ahldag