Budhaditya Chattopadhyay

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Center for Arts and Humanities American University of Beirut
Email: mail@budhaditya.org Website: http://budhaditya.org/

Hyper-listening: praxis
Workshop on (urban)
sound, listening and wellbeing

Hyper-listening: praxis is a series of workshops that operates as a set of exercises and collaborative experiments involving the methodology of “hyper-listening” that intends to explore the transcendental aspect of listening and engaged learning about the surrounding environment by a production of subjectivity. The participants are asked to locate certain sites that trigger multitude of associative thoughts, imaginations and/or personal memories emerging as a response to being in an immersive environment of contemporary urban life. The participants are guided to utilize these auditory associations helping them engage independently, inclusively and contemplatively with their environment. The outcomes are presented in a collective setting. This on-going series has been conducted in various arts, humanities and cultural institutions across Europe and Asia to mobilize and spread an awareness of social inclusion and contemplative acceptance of the others in the context of today’s turbulent times. Project link: http://budhaditya.org/projects/doors-of-nothingness/hyper-listening-praxis/


Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is a media artist and researcher, with a PhD in artistic research and sound studies from ACPA, Leiden University, The Netherlands. He is currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Arts and Humanities, American University of Beirut. Focusing on sound as primary medium, Chattopadhyay produces works for installation and live performance broadly dealing with contemporary issues of climate crisis, human intervention in the environment and ecology, race and migration. Chattopadhyay’s works are published by Gruenrekorder (Germany) and Touch (UK). He has received numerous fellowships, residencies and international awards, and his works have been widely exhibited, performed or presented across the globe. His writings on various issues of sound studies regularly appear on peer-reviewed journals internationally. Prior to his PhD, Chattopadhyay has graduated from the national film school of India specializing in sound recording, and received a Master of Arts degree in new media and sound art from Aarhus University, Denmark. Web: http://budhaditya.org/


Duration: 3 hours

Target public: all audiences (interest in poetry and music is preferred).

Number of participants: 20 maximum.

The workshop will be following by a live sound performance by Dr. Chattopadhya