Photo: Madhuvanti Vighnaraja
As a self-taught acoustic archaeologist, Umashankar Manthravadi has been building experimental ambisonic systems to measure the acoustic properties of ancient and medieval performance spaces across India. Curated by Nida Ghouse and bringing together writers, dancers, voice actors, musicians and recordists, the exhibition is conceived as a multiauthored staging of sound objects, composed using archival material and on-site recordings. An accompanying publication will engage with a broader discourse of classicism, archaeology, and contemporary art.
Part of The New Alphabet