Mumbai

Desire Machine Collective, Noise Life 1, 2008–14, partition, HD video (color, sound, 32 minutes 6 seconds). Installation view, Project 88.

Desire Machine Collective, Noise Life 1, 2008–14, partition, HD video (color, sound, 32 minutes 6 seconds). Installation view, Project 88.

Desire Machine Collective

Project 88/Galerie Max Mueller

Desire Machine Collective, Noise Life 1, 2008–14, partition, HD video (color, sound, 32 minutes 6 seconds). Installation view, Project 88.

Hailing from Assam in strife-ridden northeast India, Desire Machine Collective has participated in shows at premier venues such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, and Paris’s Palais de Tokyo, and has taken part in the Venice Biennale. The group’s first major exhibition in its home country wasa two-venue multimedia exhibition, “Noise Life.” Inspired by Deleuze and Guattari’s schizoanalysis and characterized as “a sensory auto-ethnography marked by ghastly alertness of the senses to a violent world outside,” it was reportedly six years in the making.

The focal work at Project 88 was a thirty-two-minute projected video, Noise Life 1, 2008–14, which consists of a set of disconnected images: a dilapidated building surrounded by tropical plants; an office hallway; flowing water; and a boy from northeastern India gazing at the landscape

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