Shilpa Gupta creates artwork using a variety of media including video, objects, photography, sound and performances to examine such themes as desire, conflict, militarism, security, technology and human rights.
Gupta’s application of technology in her works reveals her interest in how various media affect our understanding of the political realm. Considering technology as being an extension of body, mind and perception, she possesses a sharp political consciousness about the role, psychology and aesthetics of these media forms.
The exhibition will present new work alongside a key selection of works by Gupta from recent years, including her major installation Singing Cloud, 2008-09, an amorphous cluster of 4000 black microphones suspended from the ceiling. Rather than registering sound, the microphones are reverse-wired and emit sounds that travel in ripples over the surface, created through abstracting the results of psychological tests on numerous individuals about the reception of images.
Shilpa Gupta is one of the most significant emerging artists working in India today, and this will be her first major solo exhibition in the UK.