Score For A Film at Experimenter, Kolkata 2013
Score For A Film attempts to be a meld of sounds dedicated to recordings of low frequency transmissions, a sweeping soundtrack, noise patterns, historical recordings, and a fictitious narrative performed by a team of voice actors, interspersed with semantic language shifts and conversations covering ufology, space travel, crop circles, mysticism, spirituality, and the mapping of imaginary cartographies. With the help of voice over actors and musicians, a ‘score’ is developed for the ghost world, probing buried or unknown areas of the brain as potential components of such unreal archives.
Score For A Film focuses on a ‘Su-fi’ rendering to the realm of science fiction that focuses on the character of A.S., a magician scientist, invoking incantations, a self-serving hagiography; as well as embodying itself as a sort of a secular prayer.
Crystalline fragments of prose are interspersed with found news clippings, photographs, and physical artifacts that perform as punctuations in a fictional narrative that charts the process of invocation and erasure, pilfering and re-making, and the precarious and subjective nature of shared histories.