Trick or Treat | Bhai O' Scope

A peep into the ancient traditions of India’s informal medical practitioners, Bhai O’ Scope was an installation displayed at the India Art Fair in 2016. Through moving pictures inside a velo-cart and the body of the bioscope, the installation is divided into layers and sections. One has miniature versions of the posters that line the streets of our towns and cities — from sex doctors who cure unhappy sex lives to therapists working to free addiction in a matter of days. Another section is lined with little boxes with neatly labelled herbs, roots, spices and powders, while another is covered with educational charts about diseases and hygiene. Below these sections are four cabinets that display odds and ends — a street dentist’s forceps, visiting cards, contraptions for acupressure or magnet therapy, and other fascinating medical tools. The layers come together to pay a kind of homage to street doctors, hakims, bone setters and sex doctors — the whole world of underground medicine. The Bhai-O-Scope was designed as a travelling museum of traditional street healthcare, and is part of a project commissioned by Medicine Corner, a global initiative curated by Ratan Vasvani and supported by Wellcome Trust of the U.K.

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