Documentation of the immersive 20-channel audio / sculptural installation.
Speakers, largely concealed within, behind or underneath a variety of objects, architectural forms and the building itself, play a 20-channel composition which consists of field recordings, site-specific improvisations and found sound.
PLEASE LISTEN USING HEADPHONES OR GOOD SPEAKERS: One intent of this installation was to convey a deep sense of space and I encourage the audience to imagine how the sounds contained within it by way of this video might be experienced as sonic objects, wafting throughout the room, heightening a sense of contact with the body.
Nest....as a hiding place in the sky:
Nest…..as a hiding place in the sky considers space as an illusion, as that which shifts between the perceivable and the peripheral—we can often hear the birds but cannot see the nest. Constructed from a foundation of sound extracted out of field recordings, foley, found-audio and gestures of sonic improvisation, this work is a multi-channel composition for a room. Nest…. intends on establishing an ocean of vibration where time and space are nudged towards an obtuse and poetically shifting experience. Speakers dispersed throughout the gallery underline one’s sense of proximity and complement the room’s physical material—in some cases transmitting sound from within the building itself. Nest…. encourages a heightened sense of hearing, relating the aural to architecture, social space and memory.
I gratefully acknowledge that this installation took place on Treat One territory, as well as the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council, and Video Pool Media Arts Centre.