Images

Udita Upadhyaya_Mock-up_8693 2b_by Caleb Neubauer

This image depicts part of a performance score (bound into a thin book) and most of a cover (“nevernotmusic” and “Udita Upadhyaya” in gold text, with thin parallel gold lines forming two triangles and a rhombus, on black paper). On the bottom page are text in English and Hindi and a hollow shape (partially visible; possibly a rhombus), both in black ink against a whitish vellum background. Text appears in different sizes and spatial orientations (e.g., right-side up, upside-down, diagonal, vertical, and organic shapes), with some words/phrases expanded in space, condensed, or intersecting with other text. Along one side of the vellum page, text is flush with the edge; along the binding side, there is a white margin between the line of text and the binding. The top page is grey with a short line of black text (not readable in this image) that reflects the light.

Image: Udita Upadhyaya, detail of “nevernotmusic” book mock-ups, showing part of a cover (right) and part of the score “Dear फलक : hum (हम).” Photo by Caleb Neubauer.