The Experimenter Labs Reader is a guest-edited e-anthology.
Experimenter Labs Reader – IIFour conversations around Between Repetition and Reticence
Four conversations around Between Repetition and Reticence
Abhishek Hazra with Kabelo Malatsie, Pallavi Paul, Santosh S, and Srajana Kaikini.
Between Repetition and Reticence was originally conceived and installed as Abhishek Hazra’s solo exhibition at Experimenter Hindustan Road in 2020, underscoring a deeply layered practice that straddles several concurrent arcs of interest. As the exhibition came to life subliminal strands of thought and processes emerged, anchored to scientific discovery, linguistics, undercurrents in popular culture, stratified societal systems and political history at cusp of modernism in the subcontinent. These converging ideas navigated through a complex web of moving-image, animation, sound and text that led to our interest in developing an afterlife of the exhibition in the form of an Experimenter Labs Reader.
This Reader expands the exhibition through three nodal points of departure by an incredible group of interlocutors Kabelo Malatsie, Pallavi Paul and Santosh S. with an introduction by Srajana Kaikini along with an essay by Rita Dutta. The material is further nudged open through images and web-links that hold excerpts and references to texts accompanied by a hyper-linked glossary unravelling the dense exhibition towards a broader conversation and a renewed lens of enquiry.
Experimenter Labs Reader - IWhat We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Love
The Experimenter Labs Reader - I, titled What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Love is an e-anthology woven together by Aveek Sen that presents essays, prose, poetry and images, films and music on the topic of ‘love’. Designed to push the limits of what we allow ourselves to think, talk, imagine, make and do in the name of this all encompassing idea. The reader can be freely downloaded. It is not for sale and is only for personal consumption, educational purposes and its circulation is limited to private use.