Asha Sheshadri — No Longer a Soundtrack

 

Sheshadri’s work involves the unpredictable observation of and response to a personal and political network of relays — archival fields coexisting in entropy — that operate within our collective worlds and imperfect memories. Reading annotations from a book marked up by another, capturing an observational voice memo on a phone, or salvaging footage from a damaged tape are gestures that may produce source material for a fictional letter, a suggestion of an ethnography, soundtrack, or map of a speculated immigration.

These, in turn, may result in a composition, an object, a movement or manifesto. Her work, often taking the form of essayistic videos, recordings, readings, and performances, follows these relays towards creating environments from musical and non-musical artifacts alike — a kind of “affective collaging” concerned with the personal deconstruction and re-assemblage of archival objects and documents.

ANM049

CD digipack
Recorded and unrecorded in many iterations over a several year period in San Diego, Philadelphia and NYC
Limited to 100
Photography and art direction by Asha Sheshadri
Graphic design by Arnau Sala Saez
Photos by Violeta Mayoral

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