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In the Courtyard of the Beloved
October 7, 2010 7:48 AM   Subscribe

"IN THE COURTYARD OF THE BELOVED is a visual and aural portrait of Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah, a Sufi shrine in New Delhi, India. Made from over 18,000 still images and ambient sounds recorded on-site, rapid-fire bursts of kaleidoscopic imagery assemble into fractured collages where a moment expands outwards and then converges back into itself, fleshing out a three-dimensional rendering of place."
posted by gman (12 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nizamuddin.

I tried, but I have no idea where to begin how many memories you have brought back with this FPP. Railway Station, parks, uncle's house, fantastic kebabs and food, auntie's father...

thank you for an unexpected burst of joy/bittersweet/nostalgia/youth/happy
posted by The Lady is a designer at 8:10 AM on October 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

A wise man once said something like we rarely hear the inward music, but we're all dancing to it nevertheless.

But this.. this gave me ears.
posted by Ahab at 9:00 AM on October 7, 2010


The saints' tombs in non-Arab, non-Wahhabi Muslim areas are always so lively and festive. The Saudis like to raze them. I like to live somewhere in the middle between the beggars' bonanza circus atmosphere and empty sandlot.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:03 AM on October 7, 2010


this is the first place my friends took me when we went to visit them in India. total culture shock. it was awesome. saw my first goat in a sweater.
posted by kakarott999 at 9:43 AM on October 7, 2010


It's interesting to see the cultural influences in decoration. It has a decidedly Indian influence, compare it to this one in Lahore, Pakistan, which was bombed or Attar's mausoleum in Nishapur, Iran.
posted by nikitabot at 10:45 AM on October 7, 2010


This is wonderful - a great little bit of armchair travel. Thank you.
posted by madamjujujive at 11:13 AM on October 7, 2010


Beautiful, and just after I watched it someone blew up a Sufi shrine in Pakistan.
posted by mareli at 12:02 PM on October 7, 2010


Awesome! This has to be my favourite place in Delhi, if not in all India.
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:47 PM on October 7, 2010


Great post. The artist Burgess is a photo-mation wizard.
posted by Azaadistani at 1:18 AM on October 8, 2010


Lived a couple of minutes from this place for 4 years and never explored it. Hopefully, if/when I return to beautiful New Delhi, one of my favorite cities in which to live, I can explore this part of town in more detail.

Thanks for the interesting and beautiful post, gman.
posted by nickyskye at 4:46 AM on October 8, 2010


Wow. Brings back lots of lovely memories over many years. Thanks very much for posting.
posted by Duug at 5:22 AM on October 8, 2010


Missed this when posted . Thanks. Brings back memories. I posted this a year ago: Abida Parveen
posted by adamvasco at 11:34 AM on October 23, 2010


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