writing

Dinner with America - Essays, Films, Images and Conversations

2008
Dinner with America - Essays, Films, Images and Conversations - image by Lucy Cash in collaboration with Lucille Acevedo-Jones and Rajni ShahDinner with America - Essays, Films, Images and Conversations - image by Lucy Cash in collaboration with Lucille Acevedo-Jones and Rajni Shah
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Dinner with America - Essays, Films, Images and Conversations - cover image by Manuel Vason in collaboration with Lucille Acevedo-Jones and Rajni ShahDinner with America - Essays, Films, Images and Conversations - cover image by Manuel Vason in collaboration with Lucille Acevedo-Jones and Rajni Shah
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Dinner with America - Essays, Films, Images and Conversations - image by Lucy Cash in collaboration with Lucille Acevedo-Jones and Rajni ShahDinner with America - Essays, Films, Images and Conversations - image by Lucy Cash in collaboration with Lucille Acevedo-Jones and Rajni Shah
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This 40-page book and DVD illuminates the core and outlying ideas of the performance installation Dinner with America and gently explores the question 'What does 'America' mean to us today?'. Contains an interview, a critical essay, extracts from the performance journal, footage from the making of the piece, and collaborative photographs created especially for this publication.

Dear Stranger, I love you

2013

Dear Stranger, I love you: the ethics of community in Rajni Shah Projects' Glorious
Lancaster University and the Live Art Development Agency, 2013.
Comprising: two books (120 and 40 pages) and DVD (32 minutes), all housed in a card envelope. 140 × 210 × 20mm

ISBN: 978-1-86220-306-8

Holding OPEN with Karen Christopher and Rajni Shah

Sat, 16 Jan 2016, 5:00pm - 8:00pm


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Holding OPEN with Karen Christopher and Rajni Shah
writing, and a series of silences
Saturday January 16th 5-8pm
Chisenhale Dance Space (main space), 64-84 Chisenhale Road, London, E3 5QZ

Wooda

2010

From February 1st to March 15th 2010, Rajni was resident at Wooda Farm as the recipient of the Wooda Arts Award 2010. Below are a selection of blog entries and images from her research time.

True Riches - A Programme of Live Art for the ICA

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2009

 

True Riches - A Programme of Live Art for the ICATrue Riches - A Programme of Live Art for the ICA

 

 

"The project True Riches – an imaginary season which runs from now until the end of 2009 at the ICA - arises from our invitations to around 25 individuals to make proposals for works, seasons and themed and un-themed programmes. It gathers materials which stem from a variety of approaches, tendencies, and impulses in the live art sector – from the satirical critical to the archival, from the comical subversive to the theoretical investigative ... The ICA Live Art Department, even though it does not exist, is alive and well and glad of your support. We would like to extend our thanks to the many artists and curators who have joined us to make the varied proposals, statements and programmes that comprise True Riches. We hope that you’ll join us, in imagination, for these and other events. We can dream perhaps that London would have a place where such things were possible."

Tim Etchells / Ant Hampton, editors

Wechselnde Perspektiven in falschen Übersetzung

2008

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A lecture presentation at Hebbel-am-Ufer (Berlin), in which speaking in both German and English was used as an illustration of the ideas of (mis-)translation and cultural identity within Rajni's work.

Point and Place: Six years in conversation...

2008

This article was written for Dance Theatre Journal and exposes some of the processes involved in the making of the art book Point and Place which was awarded a Birgit Skiold Award of Excellence at the London Artists Book Fair 2007. Includes images and words by Julie Brixey-Williams, Camilla Brueton, Simon Kennedy, Theron U.Schmidt, Rajni Shah and Caroline Younger.

Internal geographies: negotiating space in performance installation (talk)

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Fri, 11 Apr 2008, 11:30am

University of Exeter, department of Drama
Thornlea, New North Road
Exeter EX4 4LA
Devon

http://www.spa.ex.ac.uk/drama/research/batp/conference_schedule.shtml

part of British Asian Theatre: From Past to Present conference

JUICE Magazine

in
2002 - 2004

Rajni edited JUICE magazine (monthly) at The Place between 2002 and 2004, during which time she published many articles specifically for professional dance artists. Below is a sample article. For more information on subscribing to the magazine now, please visit www.theplace.org.uk and search for JUICE.

Not By Design

in
2006

Rajni edited this evaluation of the Arts Council England South East Fellowship Programme 2004-2006, which was written collaboratively with Saj Fareed and Tracey Low, then all three fellows on the programme. They spent the last six months of this 18-month fellowship engaging in writing this report, which they hope might be of interest and use to others thinking of initiating similar programmes.

Internal geographies: negotiating space in performance installation

in
2006

This talk examines the idea of ‘internal geographies’ and compares the ritualised entering and exiting of fixed iconic figures in Rajni’s work with key rites of passage.

Point and Place

2002 - 2016

Point and Place is a group of artists from across various disciples who come together regularly to talk, eat and make new works.

Cultural Diversity: bite-size chunks from my life

in
2006

"Diversity is a rather huge subject-area. Its definitions bleed into every corner of our work and of my life. I have found it baffling, overwhelming to write intelligently on this subject. What I offer here are bite-size experiences that in some way make up my life, my opinions.

small gifts

2006 - 2007

The initial small gifts intervention series took place throughout 2006 and 2007, exploring the role of gift and conversation in public spaces. This research was funded by the Live Art Development Agency through their One to One Bursary scheme, and supported by the Nuffield Theatre in Lancaster, the Colchester Arts Centre and Alternate ROOTS. Continuations of this research included a commission from the Nuffield Theatre in Lancaster in association with Futuresonic, and a commission from The Chelsea Theatre in London. Scroll to the bottom of the page for PDFs related to this research. Watch a slightly random section from small gifts: glasgow here (you need to register and login to this site).

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