Surabhi Saraf: Body In Transit

Working with sound composition, poetry, and moving image, Body in Transit by Surabhi Saraf (featuring movement by Shinichi Iova-Koga and text by Dorothy Santos), explores the ways in which the human body travels through physical and imagined spaces. With the current political and cultural climate within the United States, as countless individuals grapple with the imposed immigration ban, the piece presents the anxiety and disorientation of displacement through transit and forced migration.

Saraf’s recent works explores our complex relationship with technology. Her project-based practice includes large-scale video installations, performances, experimental sound compositions and video sculptures. The alternative and counter narrative forms that she is creating with these intersecting mediums explore utopian aspirations while embracing the messiness of the present. She often, directs, choreographs, composes, scores and edits these works with other artists making collaboration an integral part of her process. Other themes she is interested in revealing with her practice involve emotional intelligence, techno-capitalism, rituals, myths and belief and their relationship to technology, collectivism.

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