Quicksand and Invisible Flock
Curated by Akshay Roongta
Venue: Sadhana dell Arte
Time: 11:00 – 20:00
This installation included recordings of messages across India and the UK, layered with sounds from different cityscapes across both countries, to create an intimate and immersive artwork. The source of these messages was an app that paired people from both countries. In order to get to know the person they were partnered with better, each app user responded to question prompts, slowly over a period of time. Those responses were recorded on the app’s website. Duet built ‘audio portraits’ of these messages in a sound installation that allowed the audience to wander through them and find conversations.
Duet is a collaboration between Invisible Flock (UK) and Quicksand (India), an ambitious digital artwork about finding space for reflection, expression and connection in our daily lives. An app, an interactive web platform and a series of large scale sculptures creating a year of connections between India and the UK, Duet is at once personal and public, global and local.
Every day participants in India and the UK respond to one question via Duet App, gradually building a picture of their partner and their surroundings through shared messages. An interactive web platform – each anonymous conversation adds to the platform in real time, providing a beautiful portal into thousands of global conversations –like an evolving, animated network.
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