Memorial to lost words
About the event
Bani Abidi’s immersive sound and sculptural installation ‘Memorial to Lost Words’ will be held on view at the Substation at IFBE as part of the opening weekend programs of Experimenter – Colaba in collaboration with IFBE.
‘From photographic records of Indian soldiers who were captured in a Berlin camp, to archives of folk songs sung by women of Punjab besieging England to end the war, and letters from the book – Indian Voices of the Great War: Soldiers’ letters, 1914-18 by David Omissi, Abidi has plumbed the depths of history for the project’, writes Sukanya Dutta for Mid-Day.
Concurrently with the launch of ‘Memorial to Lost Words’ , a performance by Ankur Tewari and readings by Sabika Abbas Naqvi, Shripad Sinnakaar and Skye Arundhati Thomas will take place at IFBE where the artists will be seen responding to Abidi’s work.