London based projection artist Ross Ashton designed and specified the large format 3D mapped projection elements of a new permanent immersive multi-media spectacle in Delhi India, at the Guru Tegh Bahaur Memorial on the NH1 highway at Singhu Border. Ashton and Himanshu Sabharwal, his business partner in TricolorIndia, were commissioned by the Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development Corporation (GTDB) to create the piece, for which Sabharwal was the overall Show Director. Their brief was to create an awesome looking immersive experience that had a universal spiritual appeal to people of all faiths, and that could work harmoniously with the new age minimalist architecture of the monument.
TricolorIndia delivered the entire technical infrastructure involved including projection, lighting and audio. Hailed as the largest installation currently in India, the challenge was to ensure that the substantial amount of equipment and engineering involved seamlessly dovetailed into the beautifully landscaped site. The looped 20 minute visual show runs every night and is based on the phrase ‘Hind ki Chadar’ a popular reference to the Guru Tegh Bahaur which energises ‘Kudrat ki Chadar’ the five elements of nature – earth, wind, fire, water and void. Ashton and Sabharwal came up with a concept which was then dramatically interpreted for them as the five elements by sarod maestro and Indian classical music legend, Ustad Ali Khan
India is one of Ashton’s favourite countries. He says, “It was really great to be back in India again and have the chance of realising this amazing work in conjunction with some extremely inspirational people. We hope TricolorIndia will be doing more video and projection installations in the near future”.