City Signals: Sonic-Video Art Interventions
EXPLORING BANGALORE UNDERGROUND
Rahul Giri, Ricard Widerberg (from Sweden) and I went off to the Shivajinagar Bus-stand underground subway and carried out a two hour long sonic-video art intervention on the 27th of January this year.
It essentially was an experiment where we were looking at the city through sound and video samples. Each of us gathered samples of the city on our own, then met at the subway and performed to an audience of passers-by. The whole thing was a very spontaneous and live interaction between us artists, the people and the space. It was absolutely amazing!
In the attempt to get permissions to do this, I got to meet with the MD of the BMTC, Mr. Pasha. He is an great man and we had a very interesting conversation on ways through which art could be used to connect people to public spaces across the city. If things go well, I will become the artist liaison for the BMTC and will be conducting more such experiments. Yep this is exactly the way it should be