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Fact, Facticity and the Imagination by Raqs Media Collective 2008 by Alfredo Cramerotti

Fact, Facticity and the Imagination by Raqs Media Collective  2008

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Alfredo Cramerotti moderates lecture by Raqs Media Collective, artists, filmmakers and curators, under the series "Aesthetic Journalism" - Fellowship in Theory and Art Criticism at Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen Innsbruck, Austria. – – – The origins of Raqs Media Collective's practice lies in documentary filmmaking, and though they have traversed a long distance from the empiricist imperative of mainstream documentary making, documents themselves, and other forms that gesture to the notionally real, continue to intrigue them. Raqs' work has occasionally investigated these folds and fissures in the documentary mode to create correspondences between fact, facticity (the appearance of something as factual) and the imagination. In this talk, Raqs will rehearse an itinerary through this disputed territory, which is claimed contentiously and simultaneously, by reality and some of its close relations. – – – Raqs (Monica Narula, Jeebesh Bagchi, Shuddhabrata Sengupta) is a collective of media practitioners based in New Delhi that works in art practice, new media, filmmaking, photography, media theory & research, writing, criticism and curation. Raqs co-curated Manifesta7. – – – Image courtesy Raqs media Collective