The Well Tempered City

‘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. 

Presentation:

Paper presentation at RE-NEW Digital Arts Festival/IMAC Conference, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, 21 November, 2012.

Publication:

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.

Exhibition:

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’