Else all will be still (2013-2015)

Else all will be still (2013-2015)

The body of work was produced working with a Tamil fisherman off the Southern Coast of India, along the Bay of Bengal, as an exploration of the multiple inhabitations of a local ecology.

A Feast of Sorts

A Feast of Sorts

A Feast of Sorts (3 works), 2014 A Feast of Sorts Ravi Agarwal, 2014 Levi Strauss’s Culinary Triangle draws a connection between “nature” and “culture.” It points towards the idea of food as a need which goes beyond mere survival, but which generates traditions,...

Flyover series (2008)

Flyover series (2008)

This is a sample excerpt that summarizes the artwork and provides a brief description.

Capital in Transition 2009 ongoing

Capital in Transition 2009 ongoing

138 x 92 cm: Archival digital prints The Birla Textile mill in Delhi was set up in 1920. Here G.D.Birla, one of the doyens of Indian industry, and a lifelong supporter of Gandhi, had a base. In 1996, the mill was ordered shut, along with other such mills, by the...

Bhatti Mines (2004)

Bhatti Mines (2004)

A migrant community of traditional mud workers evacuated from the forest. A community without a home.

Extinct? 48 deg C, Public Eco Art Project, N Delhi 2008

Extinct? 48 deg C, Public Eco Art Project, N Delhi 2008

In the Shadow of the VultureThe South Asian Vulture has undergone a 99% decline in its population of approx. 10 million, owing a a painkiller contamination of carcasses. A page from a birdwatcher's diary.  Photographs and Projections in the Public Space at the...

Mechanical Man + Metal Man (2008)

Mechanical Man + Metal Man (2008)

An Other Place "The city I grew up in is transforming itself. Over two hundred thousand trees will be cut by 2010 for the metro, new roads, new malls and the commonwealth games. The ancient Ridge forest has now a fast train running through it. Buildings are brought...

Riverbank Installations I, II, III 2007

Riverbank Installations I, II, III 2007

The fertility of capital subsumes the fertility of land 10,000 floating, shifting hectares of 'priceless' water-defined riverbank, as new urban imaginations are forced upon the land. Sugarcane, vegetable and flower harvests surrender to famished grids of brick, mortar...

Immersion.Emergence (series) 2007

Immersion.Emergence (series) 2007

Set of 24 images, approx. 8" x 11" each. Public Art: Activating the Agoratic Condition: Cultural theorist, art critic and independent curator, Nancy Adajania 's paper presented at the symposium linked to 48 C the Public Art Ecology Festival, New Delhi, December 2008....

Alien Waters 2004-2006

Alien Waters 2004-2006

The river. The city bears witness to itself. The river is in the margins. It is very dirty, filthy. The city does not need it any more. Its future is pre-configured, the river is dead. It will now be cleaned. Not like a life giving artery, but a sparkling necklace,...

Down and Out: Labouring under Global Capitalism 1997-2000

Down and Out: Labouring under Global Capitalism 1997-2000

My engagements as a photographer and social activist have been an important part of my life. However this particular intense journey with people who eke a living as migrant laborers, was initiated through a collaboration with Jan Breman (co-author of the book) in...