Artist-Mentor Surekha | Study of Work

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Ragi.net was a time and site-specific art that involved growing Ragi, a cereal widely consumed in Karnataka, within discarded computer key boards.

The decrease in farming space due to the increase in demand for urban space to ‘harvest Information Technology’ is the essence of the recent history of Bengaluru city and its surroundings. Much of the land surrounding the IT spaces in Bangalore was once agricultural, now home to IT giants and startups alike.

The work is created to respond to this specific history of loss and progress focussing on ever-altering economy intends to bring out the satire and pun in the background of urbanisation.

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