Kahi-Suni (कही - सुनी )

{curatorial and artistic project} [grant, installation, community engagement and resource]

 

कही - सुनी (Kahi-Suni) is a research project that delves into the subject of marriage migration, a common custom followed by women in India. By engaging with women from different age groups and socio-economic backgrounds, we collected personal stories as oral histories of women’s experiences of marriage migration to be presented to an audience. The project is as much a research into the subject of marital migration as it is a platform for these women to express themselves. The stories played out through telephones, the main medium of communication in a migrant’s life. The stories come to life through evocative objects situated in a space created for introspection and conversation.

The audience is invited and encouraged to have a seat, pick up the phones and listen to the stories, to interact with the objects, and to leave behind their own stories or that they have heard of on the wall. 

 

This interactive installation on marriage migration was created for Gender Bender 2019, with the support of Goethe Institute Bangalore and Sandbox Collective. This project was in collaboration with Ashmi Mridul. It was exhibited at Bangalore International Centre, Domlur. 

The Kahi-Suni project has been documented as an online digital archive and can be found here

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