The Rubin Museum of Art in New York is putting together an exhibition to celebrate the sacred sound ‘Om’, which is part of invocations in Hindu and other Indic faiths apart from yoga. For this the museum is all set to transform its sixth floor into an ‘Om Lab, for a participatory installation from February 3 next year, reports the Wall Street Journal’s India Real Time blog.
For three months visitors will be able to record their chants of ‘Om’ in a recording booth, writes Karan Deep Singh.
‘The recordings collected from the booth will be mixed together to create a single chant that will be featured in the museum’s “The World Is Sound’ exhibition in June,’ he writes, and that the Rubin museum ‘even plans an “Om in’ as part of the exhibition, during which there will be music, performances, opportunities to make art and meditation.’
Risha Lee, the exhibition’s curator, is quoted in the blog as saying: “The history of Om is over 3,000 years old. It is not just a single note but serves as an important link to cross-cultures, religion. Sound is not a passive experience. We make, feel, and interact with it through our bodies.”