The Long and Short of It
Curated by: Poorna Swami and Marcel Zaes


a sound and performance installation 


by Poorna Swami and Marcel Zaes 

an Export Rejects production


'The Long and Short of It' is a durational sound and performance installation. In a sparse landscape of microphones and amplifiers, bodies find, occupy, and are displaced from land. Each body must act within a set of rules, while also confronting residues of previously occupied lands. In this unrelenting cycle, bodies wither as they try to keep time. Audiences are invited to enter, move around, exit, and re-enter whenever they like. 


An immersive soundscape of heavy, delicate, distorted, and sustained noise marks the setting. Dissipating time is amplified by recurring pulses. Never quite on stable ground, each body is absorbed into sequences of displacement and return. Intimacy emerges from these stark conditions. It remains unclear whether this is a map or the landscape itself.


This performance is a durational work that runs for 70 minutes. You can enter, exit, and re-enter at any point. 


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An outcome of Marcel Zaes' Studio Residency supported by Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council.


Supported by G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture 

About the artist

Performance:  Ronita Mookerji, Dayita Nereyeth, and Prashant More


Lighting and design collaboration: Sujay Saple

The Black Box

  • We request you to bring warm clothes as it gets chilly inside the Black Box as temperatures need to be controlled at optimum levels as per technical requirements
  • Food, beverages and water are strictly prohibited inside the Black Box. Please do not carry them in your bags either
  • Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Please do come at least 15 minutes prior to the show and enjoy a good cup of coffee at PORT
  • No Late Entries will be allowed
  • Latecomers can only be allowed in at intermission or at an appropriate pause in the program and as per the instructions of the organizers





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