New MJ blog resident Natasha Ginwala

The latest MJ blog residency is Rhythm Figures by Natasha Ginwala

Rhythm is that which exceeds a chronological telling—it is inherently gestural and ontologically disobedient. Natasha’s Manifesta Journal’s Online Residency will be used as a forum to publish ongoing research on The Museum of Rhythm. It is a collection of non-synchronous material, from artistic projects and scientific documents, to cultural histories that present associative readings of Modernity and its counterpoints.

Natasha Ginwala is a curator, researcher and writer based in the Netherlands and India. She is part of the artistic team of the 8th Berlin Biennale (2014). The Museum of Rhythm is realized as a segment of the Taipei Biennial 2012, Modern Monsters / Death and Life of Fiction.

Every two months, a curator or writer is invited to share his or her in-progress research in the form of a blog: reflections on, assessments of, and reactions to a specific subject. The online residency is an extension of how the editorial team wishes to reflect upon current practices of reading, researching, publishing and curating that have been enabled by the internet and its social technologies, all the while exploring new formats and advocating the open circulation of knowledge.

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