photographs for me are like paintings and paintings like dance and dance like poetry and poetry like water and water like life and ….
“yes to an extent my work is conceptual because the concept takes precedence over techniques or materials but i am acutely aware of the aesthetic elements of my work and it’s not as if the idea and it’s translation, no matter what medium i choose, are ever allowed by me to end up as a perfunctory affair…”
saba hasan, notes on conceptual art, new delhi, 2018
my video has been nominated for the celeste prize 2014 and will be screened at Assab One, Milan, 15-23 november, save the date !
Haqeeqat or The Truth Project is a conceptual, conversation based art project initiated by me in Jan 2013 for the Sarai Reader 09 Exhibition, curated by Raqs Media Collective.
For this project i am in conversation with people from various fields to gain insights into the concept of truth and its political ramifications. Through inputs from across disciplines i look at truth as comprising substantive properties, social consciousness, perception and historical memory. the discussions were based on questions i posed like :
What is truth and do we want to or is it even possible to, uncover it? Is what we perceive as truth, the only truth or is it a lie under different circumstances or from another point of view? Who is to determine what is true or false? Will focusing on these questions help us determine our future rights?
the next screening of this video will be at the habitat centre, new delhi