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Never Set Eyes on The Land

An experiential installation with Nutkhut, as part of the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival.

The intention of the piece was to tell the story of the 1947 Partition of India. Audiences were invited with a hot cup of chai through the door of a shipping container into a 1940’s middle class, Indian kitchen, left as if in a hurry. The story was communicated through space and conversation: documents printed into chapatti, timelines woven into suitcases, oral histories playing through radios and animated maps projected on water.

The installation travelled from Greenwich and Docklands International Festival around the UK for Summer 2018. Including appearances at the Newcastle Mela, London Mela and Manchester mega Mela   It was supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and in partner with The National Archives.

In 2019 the project was selected by The Society of British Theatre Designers to be part of the Staging Places exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in Kensington. It was on display in the Theatre and Performance section until March 2020.

 

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