Art on site

Khirkee 2027

Part of Alchemy

The future of migration meets the digital world of gaming in this interactive event, created by Vinit Nikumbh.

This project is loosely modelled on the framework of a first person shooter (FPS) game. But unlike the FPS scenario where the objective is the act of killing, Khirkee 2027 is perceived through the lens of a girl, a migrant. There are no guns; instead there are questions of identity, of racial politics and gender.

The game starts in the year 2027, with the player wandering through Khirkee, a district of Delhi, seeing it through the eyes of the main protagonist.

The landscape becomes narrative device, like a cross between a graphic novel and game, changing as the player wanders. As the game progresses, players might find themselves

As you explore the world of the game, you’ll explore ideas around the status of first and second generation migrants in an increasingly fractured futuristic world.

Khirkee 2027 is presented as part of Khoj’s 20th anniversary celebration.

Khoj is one of India’s foremost artistic organisations. Based in Khirkee, Delhi, Khoj is a supportive dynamic and developmental agency, renowned for a diverse programme that cultivates relationships between international and grassroots artists.

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Royal Festival Hall
Green side foyers, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall