The Well Tempered City seeks to understand digital mediation of hybrid urban structures in the auditory perception. The series of installations are conceived as ubiquitous computation of subtle vibration-contents at the structural surfaces of a city. These surfaces serve as the physical interface for citizen’s sonic interaction with their personified everyday environment. The project employs participation and performative intervention of citizens at the built-spaces to generate sonic artefact. The artworks intend to represent the hybrid urban structures of architectural and built-spaces of a city as a living organism within an all-encompassing urban nature, which is essentially man-made by means of embodied experience. The project has been conceived and initiated during a fellowship-residency at Jaaga, Bangalore, where an initial piece has been produced, installed at the site, and performed in a 10-channel version as a prototype, and later commissioned by the RRS Museo Reina Sofía Radio, November 2014 to produce edition 2 of the artwork.
Paper presentation at RE-NEW Digital Arts Festival/IMAC Conference, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, 21 November, 2012.
2013. ‘The Well Tempered City: participation and intervention in sonic art‘, in press, IMAC 2012 proceedings, RE-NEW festival of digital art, Copenhagen, Denmark.
New piece for radio, commissioned by RRS Museo Reina Sofía Radio, November 2014.
Group exhibition: Khoj, New Delhi, February 2013
Group exhibition: Spazioersetti Gallery, Udine, Italy, May 25th – May 26th, 2013.
excerpts from ‘The Well Tempered City Book I’