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Raqs Media Collective‘When The Scales Fall From Your Eyes’, 2009

Raqs Media Collective – Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta – are artists based in New Delhi. For Ikon’s Eastside programme, Raqs created When the Scales Fall From Your Eyes, an ambitious new installation that is at once visually arresting and intriguing through complex symbolism. It suggests a ritual for some contemporary cult, obsessed with weights and measures (and measurement in general) as keys to the mysteries and purposes of existence.When the Scales Fall From Your Eyes is devised to encourage a contemplative practice of considering ‘muchness’. The relative weights of things, desires, dreams, obsessions and habits are arranged to add up to a wide spectrum of man-made items.