Pratyush Pushkar &
Riya Raagini a.k.a.Bariya
is a queer transdisciplinary 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
med dew dims...
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