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《條肌》（Flexing Muscles） 收錄了由拉維庫馬尓·卡西（Ravikumar KASHI）用卡納達語和英語寫的一篇文章，反映了他對於這些條幅的媒介、形式、以及內容的觀察思考。插圖則配有藝術家這六年來收集到的照片，文章通過這些條幅繪制了班加羅爾的肖像——這座變化中的城市愈加趨於好鬥也愈加脆弱了。
Amidst the various objects that compete for attention on the streets of Bangalore, there have been in recent times a new addition in the form of flex banners. These banners represent the vast number of sene (armies) that have been surfacing in the state of Karnataka. Founded in the name of language, caste/community, and even film stars, these sene are announced and re-imagined through the digitally produced banners.
Flexing Muscles brings together an essay in Kannada and English by Ravikumar KASHI, reflecting on his observations of the medium, format, and content of these banners. Illustrated with photographs collected by the artist over six years, the essay locates in these banners a portrait of the changing city of Bangalore–one increasingly attuned to aggression and vulnerability.
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