November 6th to 15th 2017
Quartair: Toussaintkade 55, Den Haag
Opening 6 November 2017 from 18:30 to 23:00
Première exhibition of the on-going research project Decomposing Landscape (2014) by Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
Realized in collaboration with Azimuth, iii, Vera Mennens and Soeria van den Wijngaard, KABK and Quartair
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 audiovisual 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 Prince Claus Fund. By exhibiting on-going work, 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.
A symposium on sound, environment and ecology will contextualize the exhibition.
Visiting hours: Thursday and Friday, from 17:00 to 20:00 | Saturday from 14:00 to 17:00
Symposium: Electro-acoustic Ecology: sound, environment and technology: November 6th, from 19:00 to 22:00
Concerts: November 1oth, 20:30 – 23:00
Workshop: November 11th, 15:00 – 17:00
Sound walk: November 14th, 15:00 – 17:00