AI Anarchies 2022

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Aarti Sunder

*1987 in Mumbai (IND)
Lives in Chennai (IND)


Aarti Sunder is an artist living and working in India. She works with moving images, writing and drawing. Her interest lies within techno-politics, focusing on the study of infrastructure – from contemporary labour practices, fictional edges of protest, myth, and digital-terrestrial play to expanded platform politics. Sunder has exhibited her work at the Singapore Biennale 22, 1ShanthiRoad Studio Gallery, HKW, MIT, Warehouse421, Goethe-Institut, Kunstverein Leipzig, bauhaus imaginista, Alserkal Avenue, ISCP and the Museum of Yugoslav History. She has received grants and fellowships from MIT, Sommerakademie Paul Klee, Ashkal Alwan, Harvard FSC Film Center, Sarai and Khoj.


During this fellowship I will look into another form of back-end investigation, where the source and pathways of our internet, the ecosystem within which it operates and the life-forms that live around it are put into focus: submarine cables that carry the world’s data, materiality, connection and abstraction. How does data travel? Who and what does it meet on the way? Where do these conduits lie? The exploration rests on underlining the immense importance of submarine cables as historical conduits of power, resource allocation, distribution, labour, and layers of invisibility.