2012 Bellary, India
Collaborator: Jeffrey Shaw, Chris Mether (design)
The PLACE - Hampi Museum at Vijayanagar, conceived and curated by Jeffrey Shaw and Sarah Kenderdine, forms part of an extensive new arts and cultural precinct called Kaladham. This museum brings together PLACE - Hampi (2004), research documents by the art historian Dr. George Michell and his archaeological collaborator Dr. John Fritz and extensive photographic records of Hampi made by the architectural photographer John Gollings.
The PLACE - Hampi Museum draws upon the products of the cultural imaginary and the visual languages of archaeology, photography and new media, so that these elements can converge to reveal the ancient Hindu kingdom of Vijayanagara from a myriad of perspectives. Visitors to the museum engage in sensorial and experiential encounters with Hampi as both a historic place and a living cultural landscape. The museum contains five galleries, whose installations, besides PLACE - Hampi, include:
Kaladham I PLACE - Hampi is located at Vijayanagar, 25kms from Hampi. Inaugurated in 2012, the Museum is an initiative of Mrs Sangita Jindal and the JSW Foundation. It is a unique contribution to the to the visual and acoustic record of the Hampi precinct.