Historic traditions and contemporary art blend in the exhibition “Sacred Spaces: Himalayan Wind // The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room” at The Rubin Museum of Art. This show focused on the influence of wind on two places in the Himalayas: Tibet and Nepal. Artists created works inspired by wind whilst visiting these two countries. In “Khandorama,” Stephan Crasneanscki, Gabriele Giugni, Paul Hance and Stephan Crasneanscki videoed prayer flags flapping in the wind, then combined them into a 23 min 28 second CD. The swirling prayer flags resemble a kaleidoscope. In an interactive display by Francisco Lopez, visitors had the opportunity to listen to whistling winds on either Side A or Side B of the record, allowing visitors the chance to flip the record. If you happened to visit the exhibition during a windy day in NYC [winds over 10 mph] select patrons received a commemorative wind record.
Khandroma // Directed by Stephan Crasneanscki // Filmed by Stephan Crasneanscki, Gabriele Giugni & Paul Hance // Edited by Jenn Ruff // Sound Composition by Soundwalk Collective // Video, sound, 23 min. 28 sec.
Khandorma // 2016 // Side A [Soundwalk Collective, Khandorma, Sound Composition, 14 min 56 sec] Side B [Francisco Lopez, Untitled #345, Sound Composition, 15 min. 43 sec.]
Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room