Vibha Galhotra

Steel and Sound / 96 x 168 x 24 in / 2016-17

Ether or Akasha, the most pivotal yet subtle of elements, represents the space the otherelements fill in. The origin of ether is shabda or sound in its primordial, un-manifested form, in the form of vibrations which emerge long before they take the form of sound in the ear. Sound and ether are, therefore, inseparable. As a homage to these sound vibrations, the work TIME SYMPHONY OR CACOPHONY, therefore, presents an interactive sound wall incorporating sounds from different time periods, which can be triggered on touch at multiple points.