… trees have roots, but people have
mobile imaginations and bodies,
mutable interfaces for navigating the world.
Our everyday lives are played within a context of domestic events, intimacies, social media, political and economic shifts, conflicting values and ideologies and corporate control. Most of us dwell in locations other than our birthplaces. Our sense of place, belonging, identity and culture is fractured. Relocation and displacement cause and allow us to reposition ourselves and to re-construct our identities. In this new space, we engage with ideas, with our self and with each other through creative proposition. We can re-set, re-imagine or re-fresh ourselves in new guises.
Sound is a tangible felt experience that brings us back to our corporeality. Connecting one body to (an)other bodies suggests (the beginning of) the collective. Aural language integrates breath and the physical body with the mind, cognition, perception and voice. Voice endorses inner and outward thought of individual members of the social body as dialogue and difference, debate and dissent. Polyphony suggests multiplicity, diversity, the cacophony of the everyday experience and the energy of capitalism. The multiplicity of combinations unveils potentials, imaginary connections and meanings. Interpretation is not fixed; it is for the collective knowledge to discover.
The metaphor of the socio-political system, the body and the senses fuses the sensual with the intellectual. Individual subjectivity provides a lens to explore and experience time and place within the social body using structure, chance and shared creativity as poetics. Multi-channel sound distributed to discrete nodes proposes a space of differentiated, decentralized and localized sound. Fragmented language, spatialized sound and live sound-making displace the mediated experience of the banal, disrupt a stable and predictable social space and reconfigure composition and meaning in a ludic sense.