The Gujral Foundation in collaboration with The Creative Community presented a performative talk by sound artist Budhaditya Chattopadhyay at Studio G-Spot in December 2016. The experiential modality of sound merged with the knowledge-sharing context of a talk, to provide the audience an experience of the potentiality embedded in aural emergences.
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is an artist and researcher primarily engaged with sound. Working at the intersection between research, artistic process and practice, he uses audio, video, text and digital media to generate a diverse range of sound-based artworks for exhibition, publication, installation and live-performance.
He has studied Cinema specializing in Audiography at the National Film-School SRFTI in India, and later pursued Master of Arts in New Media with emphasis in Sound Art from Aarhus University, Denmark. Since studying at Film-School, he has been involved with field recording and experimental music primarily as response to the visual supremacy over the normative structure of sound production in cinema. Consequently, his critical engagement with an autonomous auditory practice develops into a body of sound-based new media artworks that are processed in dialectical relationships with cinematic sound. His works have been exhibited at a number of venues and performed widely. Among other awards and distinctions, he is recipient of the prestigious Arts Scholarship from Charles Wallace India Trust, London in 2011; he has been short-listed in PRIX Phonurgia Nova 2010, Arles, and awarded with an Honorary Mention at PRIX Ars Electronica 2011, Linz.