Sneha Sikand of Saffronart on Shilpa Gupta’s installation at the ZKM Media Museum in Germany
Karlsruhe: Sound Art. Sound as a Medium of Art is the latest exhibit at the ZKM Media Museum, which will be running till January 2013. The museum is one of a kind as it is the first and only space in the world solely for interactive art. Shilpa Gupta’s installation I keep falling at you is part of a larger body of her work titled Half a Sky which was exhibited at OK Offenes Kulturhaus Upper Austria.
I keep falling at you, a swarm-like structure is made up of thousands of microphones and is hanging from a ceiling. Massive and looming in appearance, it is contradictory in nature and form because the microphones in this case are not being used as recording devices but are actually emitting sounds and voices. Gupta tries to play with contradictions between appearance and reality.
There are works on display by 90 different artists, but the underlying theme running through them all is the emphasis on ‘auditory experience’. The idea is to engage visitors with new age sound perceptions within a space that is not necessarily an ideal location. Gupta’s work is on display till 16 January, 2013.