The work contextualizes streams of thoughts triggered by an itinerant listener’s interaction with various intermingling auditory situations leaving their traces in listening.
The sounds of the everyday offer an entryway into a poetic contemplative mood in which a constant traveller of the physical world may indulge involving pre-cognition. Instead of articulating corporeal “things” in the physical space of the world the traveller may prefer to remain detached as an elevated self and engage with the streams of thoughts triggered by the infinite sonic events emanating from the physical world into the domain of a metaphysical mindfulness as an inward and poetic resonance of listening. The intention of the artists’ book project is to explore these mindful sonic states by examining the relationship between various interwoven sound environments or auditory situations and their contemplative, intuitive, poetic and introspective capacities at triggering streams of thoughts in the itinerant listener’s mind, transcending mere epistemic comprehension of the sonic phenomenon. These thought processes, when expressed into textual forms, can render subjectivity and poetics involved with the juxtaposition of physical navigation and their virtual interpretations. The project thus uses information about listener’s navigation between digital and physical boundaries incorporating them into an artistic production. This methodology disrupts the ontological constraints of a physical space creating an augmented object wherein the mental/virtual can blend with the material as its extension.
Reading and presentations from the project:
Errant Sound, Berlin, 2016.
Q-O2, Brussels, 2017.
Ideas Block, Vilnius, 2017.
ICCR, Calcutta, 2018.
Mellem Bølgerne, installation, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, March 2013.
Auditory (Con)texts: Writing on Sound, Ear │ Wave │ Event, issue 2. May 2015.
“Auditory (Con)texts: Textualizing the Sonic Phenomena”, paper presented at ‘Literature, Media, Sound‘, Aarhus University, 28-30 November 2013.
Auditory Situations: Notes from Nowhere, Journal of Sonic Studies. Vol. 4. Issue 1. 2013 (Special Issue: Sonic Epistemologies).
jərˈmān, June edition, 2012, English Department, University of Montana.
Fragments and excerpts: