Shubigi Rao

Dublin Core

Title

Shubigi Rao

Description

Shubigi Rao deals with issues of language, books, archiving and destruction of knowledge in various forms since 2006. Pulp is part of her lifetime project, as an attempt to bridge languages/histories/cultures and civilisations in a globalised world where homogenisation and imposed ideas of conformity have led to their disappearance. While in residence, Rao will look primarily at Singapore and Southeast and South Asia, drawing connections between languages (Jawi and Sanskrit, for example), the histories of print, mass literacy and the role of archives in defining national identities especially in a post-colonial context. Through this research Rao hopes to create discourse about the way we use collate, sort, keep and discard knowledge, and the relevance of this to individual and national identities, as well as the implications for humanism and our species as a whole.

Date

5 October 2015 – 29 January 2016

Contributor

Coverage

Medium

Residency Item Type Metadata

Short Description

While in residence, Rao will look primarily at Singapore and Southeast and South Asia, drawing connections between languages (Jawi and Sanskrit, for example), the histories of print, mass literacy and the role of archives in defining national identities especially in a post-colonial context.

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Files

Rao 1a_-Film-still-from-PULP_-100-yr-old-survivors-of-the-Leuven-University-burning.jpg
Rao 1b_-Film-still-from-PULP_-Bookmarks-from-a-19th-century-nunnery.jpg
Rao 2a_-Tree-of-Lies_A-Conversion-Table.jpg
Rao 2b_-Tree-of-Lies_A-Conversion-Table_-detail.jpg
Rao 3_-The-Retrospectacle-detail-view.jpg
Rao 2c_-A-Decaying-Library.jpg
Rao 4_-River-of-Ink.jpg
Rao 5_-River-of-Ink_-detail-view.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Shubigi Rao,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed August 7, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/1363.