Installation 5 GMS | 70 GSM | 1000 X 1000 incidents

By Sangeeta Rana

A public intervention by Sangeeta Rana presented with the support of the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications, GOI

5 gms | 70 gsm is all it takes to create a chain reaction... a cumulative effect produced by one incident triggering another... setting off a chain of interlinked incidents. This project invites everyone to be part of this chain reaction. For some, the engagement with 5 gms | 70 gsm may draw upon their memories, for others it may articulate new and unexpected interruptions that they wish to share, while for many others it could very well be an inefficient way of using time. Whatever the effects or impacts maybe, this project invites participants to be part of an analogue network of information transmission. In today's day and age of digital media, a parallel network of our memories, thoughts, feelings and emotions will be captured and relayed on 5 gms | 70 gsm, an Inland Letter Card printed by the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications, GOI and mandated to be 5 gms in weight and 70 gsm in grammage.

A Communication and PR professional, Sangeeta Rana is a postgraduate in Education and Marketing and an alumnus of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. She has worked at the British Council and at Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council. An art interlocutor and self-taught photographer, Sangeeta Rana’s projects and works draw upon her years of work experience. Her works spread over a wide spectrum of thematic interpretations, resonating her passion for reportage and spotlighting socio-cultural issues. Her photographs have been published in PIX, a photography quarterly and have been exhibited at the PIX exhibition ‘Outsider’ (2011), ‘LADO A LADO’ (Side by Side) (2011), Indo-German Urban Mela (2012), United Art Fair (2013) and Gender Bender (2015). She currently works as Director - Business Development at the Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company – Drishtikon.

A public intervention by Sangeeta Rana realised within the framework of Five Million Incidents, 2019-2020 supported by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan in collaboration with Raqs Media Collective. This project has the support of the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications, GOI.