SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL – THE GEOLOGIC IMAGINATION
Espen Sommer Eide: Material Vision – Silent Reading
27 February 2015 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Material Vision – Silent Reading is an artistic research project, which includes the creation of new musical instruments and a performance developed on the remote Bear Island in the Barents Sea. In exploring an unfamiliar landscape, one cannot avoid a certain process of appropriation, whether one is exploring for the purpose of politics, resources, science or art. The explorer’s gaze cannot help but desire to possess and master the object in view. Through a combination of artistic and scientific performances, Material Vision – Silent Reading investigates various ways of reading a landscape and how the viewer and the viewed relate to each other.