Wed
17Jul

Lecture-performance | Reading The Return of Tipoo's Tiger

  • VENUE: Alserkal Residency Project Space | Warehouse 50
  • START: 06:00 PM
  • END: 07:00 PM
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Alserkal Residency invites you to Reading the Return of Tipoo’s Tiger, a lecture-performance by Raqs Media Collective’s Monica Narula (current Alserkal Residency Selection Committee member). The Return of Tipoo’s Tiger is a communique from the far future channeled by the Raqs Media Collective. It has man-tigers, machines, and a lexicon of new words and worlds. 

 
Imagine an 18th century South Indian automaton of a devouring tiger commissioned by Tipoo Sultan becoming a holy relic in the Europe of 4016 CE - a fetish object worshipped by the future submarine inhabitants of a submarine tunnel. In Raqs’ media rich lecture-performance, Tipoo’s Tiger becomes an uncanny meme for Europe’s presence in the world - a fantastical, funny reminder of the ongoing joust between defeat and victory, European and non-European histories, man and nature, human beings and machines.

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Biography

Monica Narula is an artist and curator with the Raqs Media Collective, Delhi. Raqs is the Artistic Director of the forthcoming Yokohama Triennale (2020).