“Voice” under the old Yamuna bridge

Posted on July 14, 2008

The message behind the jacket says: “Yeh meri jagah hai” (this is my place).

The old Yamuna bridge is a two-level bridge (one for railway, one for traffic). It has long been declared to have outlasted its life-time and it actually wobbles vigorously when traffic or trains pass. With the Yamuna river having steadily degraded over the years, the bridge has become many more things: a patch of darkness, a shelter (under the bridge we found many temperory hutments). Being there I could sense decay and neglect. This performance emphasised the marginal space I occupy in Indian society as an artist.

on the bridge

under the bridge

sitting near one of the houses

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