WRITING SOUND 2
A growing collection of texts and sounds, performances and talks initiated by Daniela Cascella.
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. It inhabits the space of a sound art gallery but it doesn’t feature any display: rather, it sets up a room for activities, quiet acts and non-acts of listening, reading, writing, talking, performing. It commissions texts and sounds but it won’t feature a final publication: rather, it sets up a collection in transit and change, to be augmented and transformed in future instalments.
A temporary collection of newly commissioned texts and sounds alongside a collection of pre-existing ones, will be available to browse in the gallery for the four-week duration of the project. Occasionally the collection will prompt performances, readings, listening sessions, workshops and discussions.
Throughout the length of the project the collection will be available online; a streaming broadcast, transmitted from the gallery space, will allow listeners to eavesdrop on the sound of the gallery space, with no relation to specific events that may or may not happen in there.
20 November-14 December 2014
Writing Sound opens on Thursday, 20 November 2014 with Sculpture 5 by David Toop and Rie Nakajima.
For more information about the Sculpture event series: http://sculpturetoopnakajima.com/about.html
The full programme of events will be announced in November 2014.