28th Parallel North

Through Mount Everest, the North Indian Himalayas, Rajasthan, and the Singh Desert in Pakistan

Network partner KHOJ, an autonomous not-for-profit contemporary arts organization based in New Delhi, imagines the 28th Parallel North as an expeditionary weather station in the form of observations, stories, images and imaginings about the changing weather and our climate.

About this weather station

28th PARALLEL NORTH - AN EXPEDITIONARY WEATHER STATION

A group of artists, researchers and writers including Shahana Rajani and Zahra Malkani, Atul Bhalla, Mithu Sen and Raqs Media Collective are undertaking walks and treks in areas adjacent to the 28th Parallel (through Mount Everest, the North Indian Himalayas, Rajasthan, and the Singh Desert in Pakistan) and share ‘weather reports in the form of observations, stories, images and imaginings about the changing weather and our climate.   

Through poetry and sketches, immersive sound and video pieces, podcasts and interviews with the people they encounter on their journey, the artists will together generate seasonal long-form weather report that counter-maps the terrain with localised, embodied experience and knowledge and underscores that wind, water and weather travel across borders and transcend geographies.

Commissioned by Khoj International Artists’ Association. Khoj's participation in World Weather Network is supported by the British Council’s Creative Commissions for Climate Action, a global programme exploring climate change through art, science and digital technology.

KHOJ INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS' ASSOCIATION

Khoj is an autonomous not-for-profit contemporary arts organization based in New Delhi. Through our programs we support and incubate emerging, experimental and transdisciplinary creative practices and pedagogies. Since our inception in 1997, we have been committed towards building global networks and solidarities, especially in the subcontinent. We believe that art is of intrinsic value to society; it is a crucial form of inquiry that provides unique insights and drives change through effect. We wish to forge a robust, thriving art ecosystem, where the canon of what constitutes art has expanded. We strive for art to be understood and accepted as essential. We aim to build strong art networks and solidarities across the Global South, with our narratives and discourse seen as part of the international art discourse. Further, through our engagement with important issues, we wish to help create a more equitable, empathetic society.

Weather Reports

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The Heat Wave in Northern India

Skye Arundhati Thomas

29 July 2022

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Mehran, Mitr

Zahra Malkani

January 2023

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In the Matter Re: Rights of Nature – A Staged Hearing

Conceived by Khoj and Zuleikha Chaudhari

5 March 2023

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A thread, a weave, a braid, a river

Shahana Rajani

20 April 2023

ایک دھاگہ ، ایک باندھا ، ایک چوٹی ، ایک دریا

Shahana Rajani

اپریل 2023

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The Parable of the Step Well : Step One

Raqs Media Collective

November 2023

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Beetle

Raqs Media Collective

November 2023

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I Bleed River

Mithu Sen

December 2023

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False Clouds and Real Deluges

Atul Bhalla

December 2023

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Khejri Trees

Atul Bhalla

January 2024

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