Port Blair, Jan 21: An exhibition is called ‘Winds of Change – Sound Stories from the Andaman & Nicobar Islands’ will be staged at the Grassi Ethnological Museum in Leipzig, Germany. To conduct this exhibition, the curator, ethnomusicologist and media producer Rolf Killius has been conducting extensive research in the Islands from January which will continue till February 2022.

The main topic of the exhibition is to display different natural and cultural facets of these island groups, such as ecology, natural beauty and disasters, climate change, peopling of the island, tourism, the music and dance, animal world and impact of industrialization and traffic.

The exhibition display combines few historical objects from the Museum’s collection (such as Hentakoi and Kareau from the Nicobar Islands) with newly made sound recordings and photographs. The main intention is that each exhibition visitor should have an immersive experience, which is both: aesthetically pleasing and thought-provoking.

In this project Rolf Killius collaborates with the Nicobari community leader Rasheed Yusuf and members of other communities and personalities based on these Islands.