In Delhi, Massandje Sanogo found herself at a crossroads – culturally, between France and India, and racially, between Black and Brown. Registering the gaze directed towards her presence, she has exhaustively pursued a series of questions towards looking. Bringing into inquiry not merely the act of looking but also the decision of looking, and the conclusions one forms on looking. Her installation If I was a GOAT, pt. I, in which documentary practices and musical sub-cultures intertwine, pushes the viewer to acknowledge that looking is a social act. Working through the racial and gendered overtones of the gaze she encountered in the city, Massandje sets out to spurn the gaze, bringing out the contradictions within the conceptions of race and identity, and degrees of antagonism, suspicion, curiosity, wonder, and violence inherent to it. In conversation with the African diaspora of the city, and filtered through her conception of the gaze, she draws us in the fold of an existence where life – good and bad both – are intrinsically oscillating between racial identity, whether imposed or self-constituted.