Enter the Interspace
Maurice Andresen, Glasgow/Ireland
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Copenhagen/Danmark — Okt 13, 2016
The project explores the emancipatory thoughts triggered by an experience of attentive listening during everyday navigation. When the thought processes are captured into text within an interactive environment, the interaction helps produce subjectivity, poetic contemplation and wellbeing in the form of an elevated-ness from the everyday noise of the city. The emergence of these conditions facilitates a blurring of boundary between physical navigation and their digital interpretation. Having this conceptual premise, the project intends to produce an interactive writing project online. The writing will treat the virtual platform as a context-aware system by transposing poetic texts over the ambient sounds. The method used is transforming sounds into textual formation, thereby facilitating interpretation of ambient sound into exploratory texts to open up a new dimension of urban sounds.
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is an Indian-born media artist and researcher. Chattopadhyay’s work questions the materiality, site-specificity and object-hood of sound, and addresses the aspects of contingency, contemplation and mindfulness inherent in listening. His works are published by Gruenrekorder and Touch. Among many international residencies and awards Chattopadhyay has received an Honorary Mention at PRIX Ars Electronica 2011, Linz, and First Prize in Computer Space festival 2014, Sofia.