2020, Fri, Sep 18

Coming to Know: Tuning

With Moushumi Bhowmik, Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Sukanta Majumdar, Uzma Z. Rizvi, Vanessa Stovall, Phiroze Vasunia

Moushumi Bhowmik conducting field recordings in Naogaon (2019) | © The Travelling Archive

Moushumi Bhowmik conducting field recordings in Naogaon (2019) | © The Travelling Archive

The notion of tuning essentially assumes the presence of another. Even when a musician tunes herself to her inner ear, she is aware of something at once outside and larger. Tuning then is a way of being in relation, to a note, a person, a place, or an absence—such as a distant past that seems forgotten.

Over three weeks, the digital discourse series Coming to Know responds to three modalities—tuning, recording, and digging—proposed by the exhibition A Slightly Curving Place. A conversation with a key contributor to the exhibition will focus on practice. For the panel, scholars, archaeologists, and historians will each present a concept that responds to the exhibition. An exchange between them will open up to a public discussion.

4 pm
Introduction
by Nida Ghouse and Brooke Holmes

4.15–5.30 pm
Conversation
Moushumi Bhowmik and Sukanta Majumdar with Uzma Z. Rizvi
Followed by a Q&A

5.30–5.45 pm Break

5.45–7 pm
Presentations
by Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Vanessa Stovall, Phiroze Vasunia
Followed by a discussion among the participants and a Q&A