India Foundation for the Arts (IFA)
in collaboration with
The Archive & Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (AIIS)
invites you to
Seevbalak's Echo Chamber
Sound, Text & Projection
On view between: April 24 - April 28, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
AIIS, Archive & Research Centre for Ethnomusicology | Gurgaon
22, Institutional Area Sector 32, Gurgaon - 122 001
Priya Sen received a grant from IFA, in collaboration with The Archive & Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (AIIS) to engage with the music and recordings of their Diaspora Collections. Her focus has been on Indian music from Trinidad and Mauritius, as well as the music of the Sidi community of Indian Africans in Gujarat. Priya listened to many hours of fragments of sound worlds that revolved around movements, migration, territory and homelands. Priya has attempted, through this exhibition, to think about the possibilities of creative practice in an audiovisual archive that is concerned mainly with preservation and research.
About the ARCE Archive:
The ARCE was established in 1982, to return to India the audio recordings of Indian music stored in archives abroad, as well as to ensure that copies of contemporary research remained in India. Today, ARCE houses an extraordinary audiovisual archive of more than 25,000 hours of recordings and includes all contexts of music- making from recorded Indian music, dance, and performance of all kinds, classical music traditions to regional traditions from all over India; popular music from film music, to jazz in India.
Priya Sen is a filmmaker and artist working in New Delhi. She has an MA from MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, and an MFA from Temple University, Philadelphia. She has worked with and taught experimental film and media practice at Sarai CSDS and at Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology. She has been at artist residencies at Gasworks, Nottingham Contemporary, and Khoj Studios. Her films have screened at festivals including Experimenta, Bangalore, BFI London Film Festival, and Forum Expanded at the Berlinale.
The Archival & Museum Fellowships initiative of IFA supports creative practitioners to engage with archival and museum collections and re-present them through a new framework.
This project received support from India Foundation for the Arts, under its Archival and Museum Fellowships initiative, supported by Tata Trusts.
Design and Installation: Sudeep Chaudhuri
Invite Image courtesy: Helen Myers Collection Depositor Notes, ARCE
Priya Sen would like to aknowledge the support of: Shubha Chaudhuri, Subrata Sinha, Sangeeta Dutta (ARCE), Suman Gopinath (IFA), Khoj International Artists' Association