Art And Sound 2008
In an attempt to explore how the creative use of sound complicates the contained categories of sound /art /visual art /music /science /engineering, KHOJ organised a series of sound residencies. Through these, Art and Sound explored the ways in which aural experiences inform our inhabitation of spaces and ecologies.
About this edition
After two sound projects in 2006 (Sonic Arts’06 + Hybrid Sonicscapes’06 ) and Noise@KHOJ in 2008, KHOJ Studios presented another project around Sound Art. The core theme of the project this time around was centered upon creating noise instruments which operate on human triggers instead of software apparatuses. The existence of various techno junk facilities in New Delhi was seen as a source of viable material that could be utilised in abstract ways by the participants. This even tied up with KHOJ’s underlying intention to push for environmental conservation and recycling of industrial trash with an aesthetic motive.
“Can man live elsewhere than in air?” – Luce Irigray Air is the site of “smell, breath, wind, weather, air conditioning, air pollution, science, sound, oxygen, smoking–the tactility of the atmosphere.” It travels across all spatial scales– from the vastness of winds blowing across continents, to the regional particularities of pollutants, down to the intimate exchange it has with the…
Sound Art has emerged as a media that challenges the defined categories of sound /art /visual art /music /science /engineering. Creative experiments with sound raucously play on the fringes of our often-unconscious aural experience in spaces. This Sound Residency was aimed at exploring the nexus between technology, soundscapes and creativity.
Sonic Art has moved into becoming an audio culture where musicians, composers, sound artists, scholars and listeners are attentive to sonic material; the act of listening and the creative possibilities open through sound recording, dissemination, transmission, and playback is transforming art production and the endless scope of sound and noise. This ‘culture of the ear’ has recently come to prominence…