FILE ROOM BOOK OBJECT


Dayanita Singh’s File Room is an elegy to paper in the age of the digitization of information and knowledge. The analogue photographer and bookmaker has a unique relationship with paper that is integral not only to the work of making of images, texts and memory, but also to a larger confrontation with chaos, mortality and disorder in the labyrinths of working bureaucratic archives in a country of more than a billion people.


Indian Artists Look Westward, and Homeward, at the Queens Museum – Holland Cotter, The New York Times, 4 June 2015