Listening To Listening
a site-responsive (implied) audio + video installation
If we could hear listening,
what would it sound like?
Inspired by Graham Harman's The Third Table and similar notions surrounding the immateriality of materiality; this piece implies an audio source through the use of precariously placed (unplugged) microphones juxtaposed to a silent video of people listening to listening.
The sounds of the setting in which the piece is installed becomes part of the project. In this case, a lively city reverberates outside of the context of a quiet gallery.
Similarly pulling insight from Luigi Russolo's The Art of Noise, in which he alludes to the lack of silence in our industrialized and modernized world, I intend to showcase the forgotten sound of silence and it's essence - by providing the viewer a nostalgia for the present by presenting to them their own sense of hearing.
How loud can silence be?