JHAPTAAL
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by Hetain Patel, Louise Clements and Jason Singh

 A video installation and performance that uses collaboration across different art forms to question notions of cultural identity and origin.

 Jhaptaal is the name of a ten beat repeating rhythm structure from Indian classical music. In this new work, Patel works with Louise Clements (Curator/Artist/Kathak dancer) and Jason Singh (DJ/Beatboxer/Musician) to explore the parameters of this musical structure. In both the video installation and the live performances traditional Indian Kathak dance interacts with vocal and physical percussion with origins ranging from Indian classical to hip-hop. These British born artists are interested in what it means to have this traditional Indian rhythm structure as a parameter for their performance interactions with one another.

Key dates:

Preview and performance: 13 June, 7pm (performance 8-9pm)

Exhibition: 14 June – 10 August

Artists talk and performance: 25 July, 7-9pm

Workshops: 12 and 19 July (led by Naina Malde)

 Background:

Hetain Patel’s work encompasses video, sound, live art, performance and dance. He has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally, including All Our Tomorrows in Luneburg, Germany curated by Shaheen Merali, and Young British Art in Cieszyn, Poland. He was also awarded the prestigious ‘Decibel Award’ from Arts Council England, East Midlands.


 

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