A unique art exhibition explores how sounds interact with and within society.
What’s it about? At Apparao Galleries, ‘The Listening Society’, by Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, focuses on sounds. The 37-year-old Netherlands-based artist has been working with sound by recording and programming it with technology. The exhibit includes four projects – Dhvani, Expanded Objects, Landship Booth, and Indecent Whispers.
- Dhvani uses temple and church bells, a gong, and a South-East Asian wind chime. Expanded Objects is the introductory part as the audience is introduced to the acoustic realm.
- Landship Booth revives historical figures using AI and machine learning. People can interact with Gandhi using AI, ask him questions, and get responses.
About the artist and show: Budhaditya has a background in Engineering and has been experimenting with sound. The show’s named The Listening Society because sound creates an immediate sense of connectivity. He wants to blend art and technology uniquely and for people to have an interactive experience. The exhibit is open till December 31.
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