The edited collection of essays Beyond Text? features Rupert Cox's and my short essay Air Pressure: A Sound Film, written as we were developing the work created from our experiences on the farm in the middle of Narita airport towards the exhbition. The book, with many intriguing contributions, also includes a DVD which has an early single-screen draft of our filmic response. It is great to see the front cover featuring a still from our film that was shot out over the Egg House roof to the perimeter wall beyond which the airport has been shut down by an electrical storm (that is giving the sky that mauve cast).
'Night Time', the film Chiara Caterina and I made during the Liminaria residency earlier this year - a film which is a prototype for 'Into The Outside' - was shown at an exhibition in the Museo degli Orologi da Torre in San Marco dei Cavoti, Southern Italy. The other artists from the residency were Hong-Kai Wang, Enrico Coniglio and Alejandro Cornejo Monitbeller.
The second instalment of our Dark Mountains trilogy, here are some screen grabs from Chiara Caterina's and my new film, made on the Liminaria residency in the Fortore region and premiered in the Museo Degli Orologi da Torre at San Marco Dei Cavotti. Now back home, I realise that elements of what we were listening to, seeing and thinking of resonate with some of the themes from my "I See A Darkness" essay from 2002.
A film collaboration with Chiara Caterina - an element of our Silent Mountains project and the first instalment in our Dark Mountains trilogy - will be shown at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, as part of Distant Fictions, a prelude exhibition of the Diep~Haven Cross-Channel Contemporary Art Festival. Our contribution is for a talk given by one of the artists, Sissu Tarka.
"The Cave Mouth and The Giant Voice" film shown at the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth (ASA) 2015 conference in the Film, Audio and Multimedia Programme, convened by Tom Rice.
The Cave Mouth and the Giant Voice is a new installation by Rupert Cox and Angus Carlyle that participates in the Staging Disorder exhibition at London College of Communication, curated by Esther Teichmann and Christopher Stewart and running from the 26th of January until 12th of March. Presented as a ten minute single screen and multichannel work, it explores the memory of Okinawan islander Yogi-San of his experiences sheltering from the 1945 US Naval bombardment - the 'typhoon of steel'. The words onscreen combine Yogi-San's testimony - a full transcript of which is available in the exhibition guide - with a pared down commentary.
Rupert Cox and I received an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Plath Media Award of the Society for East Asian Anthropology for our soundfilm "Air Pressure." The jury said of the work "We are excited to recognize “Kiatsu” for an honorable mention in this year’s David Plath Media Award Competition. This work sets a new, challenging example of the possibilities for collaboration between anthropologists and artists, particularly in its use of sounds and screens for investigating how one family near Narita airport in Japan negotiates the infrastructures of modernization. We encourage everyone to also explore their blog, where Cox and Carlyle detail their production process".
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.
“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.