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A Light Without a Shadow, No. 3_Kanad Chakrabarti

(1/5) This video screen-grab by @ukc10014 is from a simulation based loosely around JG Ballard’s ‘Terminal Beach’.  The synth-voice (named Sarah, property of the CereProc Corporation) narrates a Ballardian story of self-isolation: a damaged man wrecks himself on the desolate former American nuclear site of Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands), wandering, delirious, waiting for the end …

On View: calling@sweeneyshoal

calling@sweeneyshoal Is a multidisciplinary exhibition that includes video, sculpture, and a microsite created by artist Kanad Chakrabati in response to contemporary political unrest, climate change, nuclear colonialism, and COVID-19. For this exhibition, the artist took inspiration from a variety of historically and culturally significant events and texts ranging from Enoch Powell’s infamous 1968 speech, ‘Rivers …

calling@sweeneyshoal

Go to project GitHub siteDownload press release and recommended reading Playing in vast worlds, lovingly rendered jungles ofcycads and palms. The swelling itchy racket of cicadas. Teams self-organised on tribal loyalties: Vermillion, Jade, Tanzanite. Belisarius’ hippodromerefracted through cyberculture wars of the 2ndmillennium. Gaming non-stop, we genuinely happy.Soylent, drink ’til yer sick, just press the greenpaddle. …

A Light Without Shadow

Wang Tuo, Obsessions (Video Still), 2019 As we confronted the immense upheaval caused by the pandemic—challenges to our concept of borders, disruption of civic life, failure of leadership, devastation of our truly vulnerable communities, confrontation of our visible and invisible systems—we turned to our community of alumni with a simple request: what might be the …

ECC x AAI: Kanad Chakrabarti

Presented in collaboration with Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center Kanad Chakrabarti’s workshop began with a short lesson on flags found throughout the world including national symbols, diving flags, maritime signal flags, etc. In order to bring the flags to life, the artist created a short animation for the students of a flag blowing in the wind, …

Kanad Chakrabarti

Kanad Chakrabarti is an artist and writer based in London and New York. He uses the film-essay to interrogate the ambiguities inherent in technological capitalism, for instance the ecological, post-colonial, and bio-political legacies of nuclear weapons testing. During the Cold War, the military-industrial complex essentially captured Western democracy and media on a vast scale, generating anti-Communist …