Pratyush Pushkar &
Riya Raagini a.k.a. Bariya
is a queer transdisciplinary artist and writer duo from New Delhi, India.
Their practice seeds itself
as poetry in meditation synthesizing and reconciling through the digital tactility
of sounds, images, philosophy, and language, aiming to examine and host alternative forms of cognition and spirituality in a background of decolonial service, non-cooperation and care.
Grains of poetry in noncooperation, threaded into night ragas, flowing (soul techno) through
Track 'Gold' is a part of a radio loop to be played for a 1000 years into the future at Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany. Futurenostalgia.fm .
Kalachakra gathers temporal hacks within an archive of translated Hindi poetry spanning epochs. Synthesizing fragments in Hindi poetics with contrapuntal plead and spirituality,
BaRiya’s anthology represents language’s quantum and inherited nature. Or with what they describe as »chants and lore emanating from language’s dips into temporal devices,
of disrememberment, of devotion, of ruins, of elsewhere(s), of waiting, of delays; of restfulness.«
"Octo-Durga is a “journey of unearthing multi-dimensional oceanic sensory and para-⠀sensory conversations”. It is a multimedia manifestation questioning the obsolete dualities of humanity and nature, of earth and mind, of technology and culture. Created together with Eduardo Navarro and the Indian artists BaRiya
(Riya Raagini and Pratyush Pushkar), Octo-Durga invites us to dive into a state of mind that connects with an underwater world where tentacular and meditative visions speculate about newforms of living based on solidarity and communality." - TBA-21
Supported by 421 Arts Campus,
Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi.
Project Coordinators - Mays Albaik and Aya Afaneh
Curator - Sara Bin Safwan
Interlocutor - Makrand Sanon
The paraphonic and polyphonic stays
and hums of the city.
Last imprints of the city’s contribution
to the spheres of sounds looming,
Audioblast Festival 23 http://apo33.org/
421 ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF ITS CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMS 2023-24
Selected participants in the Curatorial Development Program, Artistic Research Grant, and Homebound Residency Program include 15 artists and collectives from the MENASA region exploring critical issues related to human engagement with the environment. The recipients include Ritika Biswas, Paribartana Mohanty, and Lina Ramadan for its Curatorial Development Program 2023, and Yasamin Ghalehnoie,Pak Khawateen Painting Club, Lujaine Rizk, Aarti Sunder, Asim Waqif, and Lantian Xie for the Artistic Research Grant 2023-24, and artists Yara Al Asmar, Salem AlSuwaidi, Walid Al Wawi, Chahine Fellahi and Kais Aiouch (Kimia Collective)، Roger Mokbel، Pratyush Pushkar and Riya Raagini (Bariya) for the Homebound Residency Program 2023.