According to the 12th-century BCE Rig Veda, sound and image were shaped from the materials of the earth and woven across the cosmos like the sounds and patterns of the weaver’s shuttle. In this cosmic image, the generative force that forms the intelligible world transforms what is invisible into that which is material, and back again, by turns weaving and unraveling the world. This series of conversations, sponsored by the Interwoven project at the Neubauer Collegium, will explore case studies from several religious-cultural traditions as methodologies upon which to found an understanding of the dynamic acoustic and visual cultures that define the region of South Asia and the Indian Ocean across the longue durée.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 – 5:00pm
Rosenwald Hall, Room 301