• 09 Feb 2023

  • SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark

  • 7:30 PM

In Listening Back, Bhavisha Panchia will elaborate on her curatorial projects that privilege sounding and listening as a critical site for agency, transgression, and means to (re)visit postcolonial experiences. Bhavisha’s curatorial work considers listening practices to critically engage voices, sounds and reverberations extended by contemporary artists, archives, and oral traditions. Working with the idiom playing it back as a conceptual framework and retort, Bhavisha will discuss the aesthetic and political possibilities afforded by acts of listening in her curatorial projects such as Imagine you’re in a museum. What do you hear (2020),’32: The Rescore (2019), and what is left of what has left (2016). Bhavisha will also discuss how these projects came to be extended into publications. The talk will be interspersed with a selection of tracks and audio excerpts.