Schwarz-weiß-Bild von Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, der an seinem Soundpult Musik macht.
Schwarz-weiß-Bild von Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, der seine linke Hand an sein Ohr hält, als würde er zuhören.
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay steht, mit Anzug und Sonnenbrille gekleidet, in einem großen gelben Rohr, dahinter erstreckt sich schemenhaft eine karge Landschaft mit dünnen Bäumen.
(c) Budhaditya Chattopadhyay

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay

(Den Haag)

Aural Drift

Offenbacher Innenstadt


The sound architecture of a city is a genuine texture of signal and orientation noises, functional static and language, subject to the constant change of time. In the form of ethnological research into soundscapes, artist Budhaditya Chattopadhyay investigates the sonic structure, fabric and distortions of Offenbach’s city. His sound archaeology lends an ear to unheard corners and places in public spaces, while exposing historical and social layers as acoustic material. The work manifests itself in the form of a mobile exhibition of collected soundscapes, accessible and audible through QR codes deposited at specific locations throughout the city.

Excerpts from “Aural Drift” will be broadcast on EOS Radio on 13 June at 11:30 am.

Language: English
Commissioned Work

Available from 4 June, 5 pm onwards, please use headphones.

Individual sections can be accessed via QR code on a mobile phone. The codes can be found at the following locations:

1. Hafenplatz / Ufer
2. Elisabeth-Selbert-Steg (Hafen)
3. Mainufer (Höhe: Waagon am Kulturgleis) Mainstraße 1, 63065 Offenbach am Main
4. Mainstraße 127
5. Hochschule für Gestaltung (Hauptcampus), Schloßstraße 31
6. Wilhelmsplatz
7. Offenbacher Hauptbahnhof

To the interactive “Aural Drift” PDF