Ora 17: Eavesdropping
Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin, with Angus Carlyle
25 December 2014
In the Christmas episode of Ora, Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin are joined in the studio by Angus Carlyle to talk about eavesdropping. On the grounds of a recent project by Carlyle, the multi-faceted qualities of eavesdropping are explored: to eavesdrop on oneself, the blurred margins between evidence and performance, the implications of ‘document’ and the parallels and discrepancies between eavesdropping and voyeurism are discussed, alongside the risks of the eavesdropper, his and her moral and ethical dilemmas, the legalities of identity and behaviour, through examples from film, poetry, sound, music and fiction.
A recording and image of the room where I work for Claudia Molitor's online installation "The View Behind My Desk," part of the Earsthetic festival. The short sound recording we hear is of our Syrian hamster Simo (RIP) clambering across her metal cage roof.