Centre for Arts and Social Practice (CASP) & Kush Badhwar
Five Million Incidents
About the Actants© Centre for Arts and Social Practice (CASP) and Kush Badhwar Anupam Singh is a socially-engaged artist and educator, who employs the idea of distributed authorship in both teaching and practice.Through interdisciplinary and collaborative processes, he engages with the ethics of art practice in public/citizen participation. Involved with questions of his indigenous identity, he is interested in identity performance and cultural sustainability. In 2013, he founded the Centre for Arts and Social Practice (CASP) that works through four chapters in India.
Kush Badhwar is an interdisciplinary practitioner operating across media, art, cinematic and other social contexts. He is interested in ecology, including the life of sound and image across stretches of time and political change.
© Centre for Arts and Social Practice (CASP) and Kush Badhwar From Up There They Were Just Numbers: Ulwe Hill is part of the Western Ghats or the Sahyadri, a primarily basalt mountain range that runs parallel to the western coast of the Deccan plateau. At 92 metres high, Ulwe Hill is the largest of a number of hills that are in the process of being levelled to make way for the Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA). Through the metaphors of blasting and bhumipuja, engaging with the sonics of the hill is a starting point for the context of Five Million Incidents. The proposition is to exhibit a changing soundscape of the site. It is hoped that new knowledge will emerge from creating a focused space to listen to this daily incident, from listening on site, recording, editing, making; to how it functions in the exhibition space itself.