A short text piece that is part of the work-in-progress for Sea Songs. You can read the text here. The text is effectively a commentary ('audio description') on early rushes for the film that were presented at the Utopgraphies 0.2 symposium at Chelsea College of Art.
“Five Found Files” is a text piece for the show “Writing Sound 2” curated by Daniela Cascella. You can read the text piece here. The website for the show is here.
“Writing Sound 2 summons various approaches to writing, listening and performing sound, through ephemeral and transient collections and recollections. It enacts the resounding qualities of text; the polyphonies that emerge in reading aloud; listening as it affects and is affected by writing, reading and performing. It considers the multitude of ephemeral yet actual spaces that emerge in such processes. With an eye and an ear to the histories of sound in art and text, and another eye and ear wide open to contemporary and living approaches, Writing Sound 2 allows some of these spaces to exist—some of them to be heard, others to be imagined.
“Assembled by Adam Potts, Amelia Ishmael, Angus Carlyle, Aya Kasai, C.D. Rose, Charlie Fox, Christian Patracchini, Christof Migone, Craig Dworkin, David Mollin and Salomé Voegelin, David Toop and Rie Nakajima, Elena Biserna, Elin Øyen Vister, Georgia Rodger, Helena Hunter, Julie Lillelien Porter, Leif Elggren, Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, Mark Peter Wright, Patrick Farmer, Phil Owen, Psykick Dancehall, Richard Skinner, Signe Lidén, Tone Gellein, Ursula Nistrup, Will Montgomery”.
At Lydgallereit, Bergen, Norway, 21st November – 14th December.
A talk on 12th of November at London College of Communication as part of the Points of Listening series, convened by Salome Voegelin and Mark Peter Wright:
Twenty episodes – twenty anecdotes, recordings, film clips, excerpts from other peoples’ writings and thoughts – find a shared space somewhere between the overheard, the misheard, the crossed wire and the signal – the signal jammed and the signal transmitted.
A cattle auction, an absent skylark, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, the cruel sea, Jane Austen, “prowords”, telepathy, conversations on commuter trains, in cafes and in pubs, sub-titles, sheep that speak, Call of Duty and blinking: these are what I’m thinking about now and some of this, perhaps most of it, will make it into my presentation on the 12th . There might even be a magic trick.
‘Friday afternoon, I’m walking home from school and I’m watching some men build a new house. And the guy hammering on the roof calls me a paranoid little weirdo. In Morse code’. Emo Phillips.
My essay "To Do Lists / Listenwissenschaft" has been published in Axel Stockburger's Blockbuster. The book is a beguiling synopsis of where Stockburger's work has taken him with texts and images, hard thought and easy humour. It's very worth ordering here.