At Khoj, as part of the Peers 08 residency for masters students. one of the things I have been working on is this as-yet-untitled jacket. The jacket has velcro at the back and different modules can be attached to it.
The first module I have worked on is this array of LEDs, which with a stencil can spell out different words. It is intended to be a platform and mechanism for people to say what they want in cities. Across boundaries and restrictions and politics.
Some quick pictures of the jacket:
And of the initial trial of the prototype in Khirkee (around Khoj):
(explaining the project to some curious Delhi cops)
Yesterday night I started walking around different parts of Delhi (Okhla, Priya cinema, Bhikaji Cama place, Khirkee) and tonight will be walking around more neighborhoods. Sundeep has been photographing the walks/performances. Will post the pictures here soon.
The statements (in Hindi) I have been wearing are:
- Mein Ujala Hoon (I am the light)
- Naya Rasta (New way)
- Yeh meri jagah hai (This is my place)
- Khelo (Play)
As part of the “modular jacket” project, I am making other modules which can be attached at the back of the jacket too. Will write more about them soon.