Residency Desire Machine Collective
Collaborating since 2004 as Desire Machine Collective, Sonal Jain and Mriganka Madhukaillya initiated Periferry1.0, an alternative artist-led space situated on the M.V. Chandardinga, a ferry docked on the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati. Periferry1.0 serves as a laboratory in flux for generating innovative practices in contemporary film and video. The space and its activities also provide a connective platform for dialogue across artistic, scientific, technological, and ecological modes of production and knowledge. Periferry 1.0 hosted Bartaku during his AEGIS residency in India, and FoAM was happy to welcome Sonal and Mriganka to spend two weeks at FoAM learning about and from each other, as well as giving them space to concentrate on research for their work at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin.