about constructing


Research Video
video, HDV, stereo
37:50 min 
with additional research book
shelf, 2 benches, lamp

with the voices of
Aarthi Ajit, Radha Muralidhara, Mohan Narayanaswamy, Archit Taneja Johnny Jaganath, Dina Boswank, James from MacOS

concept, script - 
Dina Boswank
camera, sound - 
Dina Boswank, T. Pandy
speaker - 
Nadin Tettschlag, Wasan Thur
editing - 
Dina Boswank, Nadin Tettschlag

supported and presented by 
Post Graduate Fellowship Baden-Württemberg, Goethezentrum Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu, India), GD Naidu Museum (Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India),  EGfK.European Society for Art and Research (Berlin), secondhome projects (Berlin)

Link to video excerpt on Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/92965673
A research video, a film, an installation and a museum -

I was exploring the term „access/ibility“ and its descriptions in Indian media cultures while having being part of the PhD program in Arts&Design at Bauhaus-University Weimar (2012-18). 

A film was produced (2012), that is running within the G.D. Naidu museum in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, and furthermore a research video was made, accordingly contextualizing the documentary and its filmic methods and materials as part of an installation.   

Through working with the book “Construction for Destruction” compiled by G.D. Naidu in the 1940s, conceptions of technology, creativity, and infrastructure are brought into discussion. The book comprises of letters asking for the meaning of destruction and the reasons for G.D. Naidu to destroy his radio inventions, which were the first ones built in India, and, furthermore, free in thought and copyright conceptions.

I use various sound and video tools to review the book together with media practitioners, artists or theorists, and further on to show the process of text production, image research, book co- pying, skyping, and re-presenting. 

This video installation is showing the research and is itself research in the means of showing - unfinished, a staged process.

[excerpt of the video work, 6:03 min]
[videostills and installation views, „How to show? Lab for Research and Art“, EGfK.European Society for Art and Research, Berlin, 2014]