I LOVE MY INDIA
Tejal Shah. I LOVE MY INDIA, 2003.
This video is set against the backdrop of genocide against the minority Indian Muslim community in the state of Gujarat (starting Feb 2002). It takes place (one year after the genocide) at a popular public recreational space, that of the 'balloon target shooting' stall. "Using the opinion poll format to satirise the idea of a general understanding of social and political injustices, the artist subjects the practice of electoral democracy in India to critique, by employing the metaphor of random target practice. The notion of play as a ludic intervention phrased in a political context permeates this work."
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