Updated: Apr 6
Project design notes
Where are we going?
Dialogue from the Starfish and me through sounds
Travelling through the sand and out into the cosmos
A conversation with a dying Starfish
A multi-channel sound installation. Place the listener in the sound spatially – speakers like that used by the likes of Susan Hiller's work 'Witness', hanging from the ceiling
Is this a video work? Is it just sound?
I will use the voice and edited field recordings for this work. Why the voice? There is an intimacy with the voice that can be achieved better than other instruments, it comes from the person, it's sensual, it's unique to the person it comes from.
I've recorded sounds whilst away on residency that will make up the sound performance. I've started editing these sounds.
Some sounds in development:
Writing is a part of this work, it also is feeding into my audio essay about ecological intimacy and meandering.
Updated writing (A handmade book with poetic fieldwork notes)
References for the sound performance
'Technological Phantasmagorias I, II, III' at Tramway Glasgow in 2009 (can't find the image)
Samuel Beckett 'No I' 1973 staging
Bjork's keening track 'Ancestors'
Susan Hiller's sound installation 'Witness'
Which I saw/experienced at the Tate in 2011
Paulina Anna Strom's track 'Marking Time'
As the water rises, the exposed crevices diminish.
The intertidal feeders move on.
No longer able to feed in the vulnerable spaces.