Amygdala Anomalies

MUMBAI, 2018

As an experiment, Amygdala Anomalies seek to explore the constant conflict between fear and fascination - invoked by the unseen, unheard and unknown. 

 Three years in the making, the project started out with a set of sketches.
Letting my subconscious take over, I fleshed out fourteen otherworldly creatures.
Graphic, surreal, and fascinating at the same time, the next step was to breathe life into them. For this, I chose to collaborate with fourteen musicians and sound designers who interpreted every character sonically, evoking their sounds, surroundings, and state of existence. 
The search for finding the right space for this experiment ended at Lab Coworking. Located in Lower Parel’s Sun Mill Compound, this sparse yet massive studio space proved to be just right for creating the experience we had in mind.
As visitors walked into the exhibition space, they were greeted with a dark, empty zone with fourteen black monoliths, each featuring a creature. With headphones and a website link provided at the entrance, they could walk around the entire space, from one monolith to the other, and explore the sounds created for each of them.

 Also adding to the whole vibe were three live performances by the incredibly talented Lawntuba, Riatsu x Neil Gomes and Cowboy and Sailor Man. With one gig scheduled each day, it gave visitors a chance to take off their headphones and soak in the experience as a collective.