Sindhu Thirumalaisamy

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Sindhu Thirumalaisamy (1990) is an artist, filmmaker and MFA student at the University of California, San Diego. Sindhu investigates sound-image relationships in representational media. She makes films, essays, sound compositions, walks, workshops and performances, often with others. Her work approaches listening as both an inward experience shaped by gender, ethnicity, technology, time; and as an outward gesture interested in the expansive and often unwieldy systems and environments within which we arrange our lives. In contexts where visually oriented technologies and the isolations of attention economies grow ever tighter, Sindhu’s work listens for openings, which may be unstable or invisible, that suggest escapes from contemporary regimes of containment and control. Her current work investigates the notion of "toxic commons", pollution, and fragility. Sindhu frequently collaborates with other artists and activists, taking on the roles of researcher, sound designer, recordist, and performer. Recent screenings and group exhibitions include shows at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Edinburgh Festival of Art, ONCA Centre for Arts and Ecology, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Khoj International Artists' Association, and Dharamshala International Film Festival.

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