This video documents a telematic performance by Annie Morrad (UK) and Ian McArthur (Aust) on September 9 2015 at the Carbon Meets Silicon conference and exhibition at Glyndŵr University, Wrexham, Wales. Our work explores sound disruption and the puncture of a linear visual to have instants of sound across a social landscape that also includes paradoxical sounds that juxtapose a dichotomy of tangled engagement.
In using data from day to day activities based on the above Morrad and McArthur produce-interwoven structures from which sound and image projects are produced. Theses are formed from live and electronic sounds placed with images; projects exploring urban crowds (Canetti 1962) and their movement through structured spaces. This will be combined together with social noise interspersed with blank silence; this noise spread across into the silence a continuous rhythm that changes only through layering or adding to. The rhythms that are imbued within a social structure that create a time based pattern, referenced in Lefebvre (Lefebvre 2004) with his understanding of daily rhythm the social pattern of time with opening and closing of places, the structure of time in the work place and within visual frames, such as TV and cinema. This includes the part rhythm plays in society through work and the very involvement of our bodies in keeping us alive. This also echoes the jazz saxophonist Steve Coleman who writes about rhythm and improvisation. (Coleman 2007, Coleman 2011). As we are affected cognitively, emotionally, and aesthetically by our temporal experience of all the myriad modalities of sound, natural, urban, musical (Fonseca, 2014), our awareness of time shifts – compressing, expanding, each conscious and unconscious moment or event reflexively re-making and narrating the self.
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