From the on-going project Decomposing Landscape by Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
in collaboration with Azimuth, iii, Vera Mennens (KABK) and Quartair
As humans, we are ingrained with our landscapes, knowingly or unknowingly. Subject both of science and arts, the landscape functions as a mirror and a lens in which we see and hear the site we occupy, and ourselves as we perceive it, transform it, and personalize it through the agency of artistic experience. However, we have arguably entered the Anthropocene – a new geologic era, defined by unprecedented human disturbances over earth’s environment and ecosystems. In this era, climatic integrity of natural landscapes in re-emerging economies like India is endangered.
The audiovisual installation Resonating Field from the ongoing project Decomposing Landscape (2014 -) creates a discursive situation for critical as well as affective engagement with these environmentally and ecologically troubled sites. The work has been developed through a meticulous collection of materials from various environmentally affected sites in extensive fieldworks supported by Prince Claus Fund. By exhibiting on-going work, the project intends to sensitize the wider public consciousness about the devastating consequences of a profit-oriented development model for the humans and their habitual environments.
Resonating Field is presented in a multi-channel sound and video installation.
The production of the work was supported by Prince Claus Fund, Amsterdam; ICST, Zurich University of the Arts. Camera: Ratheesh Ravindran; additional camera: Budhaditya Chattopadhyay; editing: Sreya Chatterjee; additional editing: Subhadeep Ghosh and Camilla Tiefensee Schrøder; still photography: Debanjan Bandyopadhyay; sound: Budhaditya Chattopadhyay.
Symposium: Electro-Acoustic Ecology – Sound, Environment and Technology
6 November, from 19:00
Prof. Marcel Cobussen, Leiden University
Jordan Lacey, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Justin Bennett, Sonology, The Hague
Matteo Marangoni, iii, The Hague
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, The Hague
Concert: Fri 10 Nov, from 20:30
with works by: Siamak Anvari, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Dario Giustarini, Francisco López, Sohrab Motabar, Vladimir Vlaev, Soeria van den Wijngaard
Exhibition from 6 to 16 November, 2017
Visiting hours: Thu/Fri, from 17:00 to 20:00
Sat from 14:00 to 17:00
Soundwalk with sound artist Virginie Dubois: Sat, 11 Nov, from 15:00 – 17:00
This exhibition was supported by the Gemeente Den Haag