IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO KNOW ABOUT EARTH
SO WE MUST HEAR HER VOICE IN OUR OWN WAY
Press Space to continue
This work is a series of sound/photo diptychs that document hidden sounds I’ve discovered with my mobile listening kit. My acoustic explorations amplify subtle sounds that go unnoticed and generate new sounds that wouldn’t have existed otherwise, including the reverberations of street life transduced through a hollow pole, the gliding of ocean waves against sand, and the soft patterings of light February snow. The diptychs’ medium (disposable camera and lo-fi recording) encourages an artistic practice that prioritizes casual and informal ways of engaging with sound. This combination of mediums advocates for a sound art practice that uses tools and techniques for experimenting in ways that would be too expensive — monetarily, technically and conceptually — if not without tools that can be used freely. This work demonstrates how even the most mundane, everyday scenes contain exciting, unexpected and poetic sounds waiting to be discovered — if only we took the time to listen.