Workshop: [mobil]isation with Dipesh Pandya

2 June 2024
Free to all

[mobil]isation - part of Feedback Loop, our series of events relating to themes in Julian Abraham 'Togar''s exhibition.

[mobil]isation - part of Feedback Loop, our series of events relating to themes in Julian Abraham 'Togar''s exhibition.

Using their phones and hands as instruments to form a mobile phone ensemble, each person will become part of a sonic interaction with the installation and space created by Togar for his exhibition REꓘONCILIATION. Each participant will amplify thoughts and sounds from multiple sources while also leaving traces within the space to activate the installation through a process of sonic scrolling and clapping. A series of prompts will be shared during the event, facilitating experimentation and adding layers or ‘tracks’ to create a collective soundscape.

We will experiment with the musical structures of Hindustani Classical Music through its improvisational framework of Raag; a set of notes intending to create a vibe, shift a mood, or influence the sonic aura of a space and evoke emotions in the audience. Together with its components of Alaap, Khayal, Dhrupad, Thumri and Taal, they create an improvised recital or performance in the form of a Baithak, meaning to sit or lounge for a listening session.

This event and its audio documentation will form a new participatory artwork while being live streamed on Radio Alhara.

Born in Tanzania, Dipesh Pandya started his [im]migrant journey at the age of three, taking him to England, France, America and India. Sound, music and experimental writing techniques are integral to his artistic practice, drawing from research and reflection on ethnopoetics, sonics, cultural memory, sensory and auto-ethnography, ritual, incantation and linguistics.

Pandya makes work using performance, spoken word, immersive multi-sensory installation, sound, text based video and clothing. Through a range of alter egos he explores disembodied chronologies, cosmologies and ghosts found in the oral and sonic histories of Global South and diasporic identities. Thinking through the politics of the street by using conversation and sound in public space as generative sites for research, performativity and dissemination through acts of dissent, protest and refusal; celebrating living archives and exploring alternative methods for archival practice.

Of East African South Asian heritage, his mother tongue is Gujarati; other tongues are Hindi, French and English. He currently lives and works in Cliftonville, Margate, on the south-east coast of England.


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This event will take place in Gallery One.

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