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Mujtaba Ali: Amphibian Man

Mujtaba Ali: Amphibian Man

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Mujtaba Ali: Amphibian Man
by Naeem Mohaiemen

The Rest of Now
Edited by Rana Dasgupta with Raqs Media Collective

Mujtaba Ali: Amphibian Man
by Naeem Mohaiemen

The Rest of Now
Edited by Rana Dasgupta with Raqs Media Collective

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The ResT
of Now
eDITeD BY 
RANA DASGUPT
WITH RAQS
MEDIA COLLECTIVE
 
12
Preface 
by RAnA DASgupTA
13
 ave ObliviO
by RAQS MeDIA ColleCTIve
RIsING FROM ResIDUe
23
What shall We dO With the fOrest under sOcialism?
by AnDeRS KReugeR
26
tO destrOy mOuntains
by FelIx pADel
32
 acts Of letting and creatiOn
by MATTHeW FulleR
34
 autOmObile executed
by TeReSA MARgolleS
35
death On the byPass
by RAvI SunDARAM
41
missiOn rePOrt 
by uRSulA bIeMAnn
45
 at Kabul ZOO, the liOn
by JeeT THAyIl
IN sPITe OF eRAsURe
49
brevity 
by J. RobeRT lennon
50
the sKOlt sámi language memOry PrOject 
by eSpen SoMMeR eIDe
54
dOmi magistrOrum linguae latinae islandicOrum
by DAníel MAgnúSSon
58
enthusiasts sPeaKing
by neIl CuMMIngS & MARySIA leWAnDoWSKA
61
 a lifetime 
by lAKHMI CHAnD KoHlI
66
 amPhibian man
by nAeeM MoHAIeMen
71
the ghOst Of fOrmOsa
by CéDRIC vInCenT
76
un-titled
by ove KvAvIK
78
threshOlds
by ConTeMpoRARy CulTuRe InDex
81
mixing memOry and desire 
by lAWRenCe lIAng
84
the ethics Of dust 
by JoRge oTeRo-pAIloS
The AFTeRLIFe OF INDUsTRY 
90
bildraum
by WAlTeR nIeDeRMAyR
95
the rOmance Of cOffee & aluminium
by JeFFRey SCHnApp
102
stOries Of ganga building
by RupAlI gupTe & pRASAD SHeTTy 
108
file: aluminium.Pl
by gRAHAM HARWooD
110
industrial ruins
by TIM eDenSoR
111
the institute Of innOvative technOlOgies
by ReInHARD KRopF & SIv Helene STAngelAnD
112
the nine gardens in the banK Of nOrWay 
by IngRID booK AnD CARInA HeDén
115
the last message frOm tOblinO
by ASHoK SuKuMARAn
AUGURIes AND ReVeRIes
118
 a reading list 
by pRoFeSSoR bAD TRIp
119
seastOries: seastate 2 – as evil disaPPears
by CHARleS lIM lI yong
124
the artist as idiOt 
by IRInA ARISTARKHovA
128
intrOducing gaPs
by IvAnA FRAnKe
133
the Pirate bay manifestO
by pIRATbyRån (THe buReAu oF pIRACy)
135
noTeS on ConTRIbuToRS
137
ACKnoWleDgMenTS
CONTeNTs
 
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er tim I trasat Sd Mjta Ai, I start with a rcitati f facts. Famiiar t bais,kw t r s. This tim as w...?Mjta was  f th fams Idia writrs, mri frm th ba raissac adth d f th british cis. usa fr a Msim, h tratd d isid Hid
 ok 
(t) circs, rachi th asti f csiit  cmi a rfssr atShatiikta. H d ff a dicat task—rsct i Idia’s itrar circs, ad aritam th s—ad h was a ri artist i er i th 1930s, isti samss ima citis ad ctris. H was t th famiiar r f tda’s cmic r itica rf-, t a itcta ad ctra i, his hmia atr tti him at dds with thIdia midd cass, t at hm  era strts.This ma dcads atr, trasati his tt r his if is a hi task. Th is f hischs frm—a ccktai f aas, s, d tdrs, isidr rfrcs, admtaarratis—is st i trasati. I t wistf wh I rrad Mjta’s stris.
1
Cafs, di-r artis, card ams, Hrrs ad Frais ad Madmiss. nw, wh baadshisar scattrd a r th wrd, si wrs i Ita ad stcards i ld, I wdr hwMjta assd with sch as i that scit. Stris f d-wrd, mach aftrsi parisia cafs sit asi with Sch z raitis.Csidr his str f a shwdw with Itaia cstms. His frid Jhad-da is carri ati f acm-ackd swts—th mthic bai dssrt
 ooo
(itra, ‘r f f jic’).Wh a cstms fcr isists  chcki th ti, th fwi sc raks t. Ca wimai a wrd whr w ca sqash a swt it a cstms fcr’s fac ad t immdiatt arrstd? Hw dicis th, this sic f Mjta’s er.
IMMIgRATIon (1960)
2
t   p o  -op o   o. t w o k o  o   f oo . j-   -op  p,‘r, o  o   w o k    ’. t o o     . t o o  w   o p  k o  w . j-    op. W, w  wo o o? rooo. fo   o w ok  k,   pk w w wo     o. f o  b,    i,    f, g, i  sp.t f w, ‘epé!’ t g, ‘f!’ i, o o,  ‘bo!’ sp, ‘doo, oo!’ f,  a, ‘y s, y s!’ t  o o w wow ooo. t  w  o  w .O w c o d q o o w  p o  . mw, j- w     o   o  o,  b, ‘coo,   o’. i   w   ooo. t o p o  o   ook   . j-  ow  o  , ‘look, o   . i’ o o, o op  ’. t o ook   .s, j-     o  o,   o’ o   q  ooo o  o.‘d o, o wo’  ? yo wo  w  ! yo k    ok? i o o  o , “do’ k  op ,  w  po,   o w  !” b oo wo’ …’ b   o o w  o. i   o  o   o p. h  o  o ,  i d mo, co, m, ao,   Ppo. mo m, ho j   Pop ow  o oo . a w o’    ? t w  o  . i o  o op  o o    w o o---w-ko o  o- ,w o   w o   —o   o o  o . i i,o o  o  .f o   j’ w   o   o  o. j-’ o kp  o  o, ‘O o wo’  , w? yo wo’? i’ k o    ow!’ t o o kp  o  po. b   w o wk, i  k i w   o   o  o o i. b w o  w  po? t f w  wo   p  o o o, ‘t    o ,  v,  i. e  i w     k  o pp. t op   “m o m”! t   “m o rooo”!’ b ow, w   o  j- o  o. a  o p o  - k o wp o  , j- , ‘do’ o  wp  o. t w  o w  o—  o!’ W  ,   o   w o  ow. Wk p o o, w  op o, j- , ‘so, o o po w o o-o, p  o o  i w’.t o p o w   o  o   o wo--- .W   o,   o  . a. ao. now j- , ‘a op o c?’ lk  oz K   , ‘no. mo w’. f. t  w p.t o o   op  .t  o p, ‘yo   w o op  , ow ow wo w  o ?’ t ook  ,  p, ‘W  o   ? go  o o o- oo!’ a w q p o, w     o o, ‘yo   o ! yo op    o o’   o o?’ t i po vzo  f wo,
 AMPhIBIAN MAN
nAeeM MoHAIeMen
1. I th iht-m risd diti frm Dhaka / Dacca r th -m riia frm Kkata / Cactta.2. ‘Rsha’,
mo b 
, Chaitra 1363(bai ar) (1960).

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