Monday, May 10, 2010

Media Archival Project: A Landscape in Metamorphoses

'Tumbani' is a locale in India that is increasingly relocates itself in memory by decaying as an intricate landscape and transforming rapidly into a homogenized industrial area. An ongoing initiative (2012-) will reconstruct the locale with it's actual, surreal and hyperreal narratives by different media, augmenting the audio and visual in an organic interpenetration of media objects like sound recording, video and still images collected from the locale in a pilot archival project 'A Landscape in Metamorphoses' as extensive fieldwork between January 2009 - February 2010, supported and funded by Prince Claus Fund, Amsterdam. The collection of material has been developing an archive to produce a large-scale site-specific documentary installation. The sound/video installation intends to formulate a discourse on the mediation of real/remembered/imagined perception of place in new media art.

Principal Crew:

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Audiographer/Project Leader
Ratheesh Ravindran, Cinematographer
Subhadeep Ghosh, Editor
Debanjan Bandyopadhyay, Photographer

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