What does it mean to listen to the past? Centered around a multiauthored audio play, A Slightly Curving Place responds to the practice of Umashankar Manthravadi, a self-taught acoustic archaeologist
who has been building ambisonic microphones to measure the acoustic properties of premodern sites of ritual and festival. The exhibition employs a dome of 21 speakers to produce a three-dimensional sound
fifi eld and brings together writers, dancers, musicians and sound designers.
Realized in collaboration with and with contributions by Umashankar Manthravadi, Bani Abidi, Mojisola Adebayo, Vinit Agarwal, Sukesh Arora, Anurima Banerjee, Moushumi Bhowmik, Arunima Chatterjee, Madhuri Chattopadyay, Padmini Chettur, Emese Csornai, Padma Damodaran, Hugo Esquinca, Jenifer Evans, Eunice Fong, Tyler Friedman, Janardan Ghosh, Brooke Holmes, Alexander Keefe, Sukanta Majumdar, Robert Millis, Farah Mulla, Rita Panjatan, Ayaz Pasha, TJ Rehmi, RENU, Uzma Z. Rizvi, Sara, Yashas Shetty, The Travelling Archive, Maarten Visser and others
Curated by Nida Ghouse