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“An Index can be a trace, a signpost, an indicator or a measurement. Our Index begins in the gaps where language ends; that is in the records of absence and absences of records where official language fails and new languages must be developed in its place,” explain Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani, the 2013-2014 A/P/A Artists-in-Residence, whose installation Index of the Disappeared: Secrets Told opens at the A/P/A Institute gallery with a reception on Thursday, February 13. Index of the Disappeared: Secrets Told is a site-specific installation of images, sound, texts, and documents related to leak prosecutions, the surveillance state, and the persistence of the panopticon in the prison-industrial complex. The installation is on view at the A/P/A Institute gallery Tuesday, February 11-Friday, March 21, 2014, 11AM-5PM, Monday-Friday.
Read more about Index of the Disappeared.
RSVP by Tuesday, February 11 here. Chitra Ganesh was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she currently lives and works. Her drawing, installation, text-based work, and collaborations seek to excavate and circulate buried narratives typically excluded from official canons of history, literature, and art. Mariam Ghani was born in New York and lives in Brooklyn. Her research-based practice spans video, installation, performance, photography, and text, and operates at the intersections between place, memory, history, language, loss, and reconstruction.
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