Whirlwind Lullabies

installation / four 30 minute audio loops and dual screen photographic projection

Canberra Contemporary Arts Space (Gorman House), 18 August – 21 August 2010

“Canberra based sound artist Shoeb Ahmad presents Whirlwind Lullabies, an audio-visual installation that is inspired by the unique aural textures of his parent’s homeland, Bangladesh. Using manipulated tape recordings of various environments over a four year period, Ahmad creates loop-based pieces for close listening that explore intricate audio worlds that travel from the densely populated metropolis of Dhaka to the near-silence of the Chittagong Hill-tracks. The use of tape and the idiosyncrasies of its degradation process married with a collection of dream-like imagery taken from his various trips provide a hallucinogenic quality to the work.” from the CCAS website