Through my sound-oriented moniker, Min-arp, I have enjoyed experimenting with various instruments, softwares and workflows to make conceptual soundscapes. Most recently this has included experiments with Bio-sonification, chance operations, granular synthesis and patched audio effects.
"Hongolalia"is a theoretical and conceptual language used to communicate with plant life. It is a combination of the Spanish word for mushroom (hongo) and the phenomenon of glossolalia. It is only accessible in moments of complete silence and mindfulness (after an initial greeting of 'random vibrational toning').
What would the plants have to tell us if we could listen?
"Reality Check" is a speculative movie script fabricated with the assistance of Runway ML (a machine-learning software that allows it's users to train and utilize neural networks). The narrator enters into conversation with and about reality itself. The responses to which are insightful and equally humorous as the machine fumbles over
its own logic as if to ask:
How could neural network/machine learning technologies help us better understand ecological realities?
Photomontage and Collage
Have You Seen Me?
I have been interested in the experience of non-human entities moving through the decay of society. In this case, I have been documenting the various scooters that people leave around town in an effort to raise awareness. I appropriate the aesthetics of posters used to document missing persons as if to anthropomorphize the scooters presence around town.
This is an ongoing series also influenced by the Viceland series Abandoned in its commentary on similar topics of the places and faces affected by modernity.
All photos were shot on a one-day disposable iPhone 7.
Have Me Seen Me?
An extension of the "Have You Seen Me" series above -
Ultimately this concept took the form of a dada-esque photomontage. Part self-observation, part societal commentary - it questions what each person
leaves behind as culture eventually collapses in on itself.
What bought us here in the first place?
Have you seen you?