Opening reception : Friday, September 13, 2019 ‑ 19h
Olen Metsässä (2019) – Sound performance / 30 minutes
Olen Metsässä (“I am in the forest” in Finnish) is a sound performance based on the artist’s experiments of observation in the forest during a two-month residency in Finland (Kulttuurikauppila) from which she has just returned. No-input” and ”field recordings” are the raw materials of this audio work.
The principle of observation – crossing here those of infiltration and surveillance – is not foreign to a certain form of communication. To observe is also to connect. From there, we are already in a dynamic of transmission and information, that is to say to give form – in this case a sound form – to what is initially perceived. Then from information to transformation, all audible things become possible – whether we are in the forest or elsewhere.