Multi-channel sound and video installation of the on-going project: Decomposing Landscape (2014 -).
Exhibition from November 6th – November 16, 2017
Work by Budhaditya Chattopadhyay in collaboration with Azimuth, Matteo Marangoni / iii, Vera Mennens (KABK) and Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives, The Hague.
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 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 Prins Claus Fonds. 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.
Opening and Symposium: Monday, November 6th 2017 from 18:30 to 23:00
Symposium: Electro-acoustic Ecology: sound, environment and technology.
Prof. Marcel Cobussen, Leiden University
Jordan Lacey, RMIT University, Melbourne
Justin Bennett, Sonology, Royal Conservatory, The Hague
Matteo Marangoni, iii, The Hague
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, The Hague
Exhibition from Nov 7th to 16th | Visiting hours:
Thursdays and Fridays, from 17:00 to 20:00
Saturdays from 14:00 to 17:00
Concerts: Friday, Nov 10th from 20:30
Sound walk: Saturday, Nov 11th (15:00 – 17:00)
Workshop: Tuesday, Nov 14th (15:00 – 17:00)
Quartair, Toussaintkade 55, The Hague | www.quartair.nl