EPIPHYTEN 17.-20.10.2013! First Exhibition after Graduation! I gonna present a Sound Performance Installation which is part of IN DE LOOP DER TIJD and is dealing with acoustic, visual and tactile perception of the body and the space.
In de Loop der TijdA temporary preconception;A line drawn on the cusp between the soundscape of the dunes and the sea.Sarah Züst, Juni 2013
graduation work, sarah z. wdka 2013
In de Loop der Tijd; The Sonic Architecture Installation - Sarah Z. sneak peak of the installation.
The Sonic Architecture InstallationSarah Züst, Graduation Art Work, 2013The Sonic Architecture Installation can be seen as the outcome and connection between three points of interest;Firstly, my artistic research at the Codarts Dance Academy (September 2012 - January 2013).Secondly, the theoretical influences within the work and its fundamentals in the philosophical thoughts of the phenomenology of perception.Lastely, my artworks that I made afterwards (Ferbuary - June 2013).My main theme is the perception of space through our own bodies and our orientation within certain spaces.Therefore I chose to construct an architecturally and sonically constructed installation that deals with the thought of a space within a space within a space ad infinitum.For the architecturally constructed space this means;The built space is a space within the studio space, the studio space is a space within the Codum building space, the Codum building space is a space within the city space of Rotterdam… (And the matryoshka-“russian dolls” construction- goes on untill the universe and beyond).In the architecturally constructed space itself I have presented a wooden construction, based on the wood constructions that I made between February and June 2013. I want the active viewing participant to find themselves in an architectural model and therefore a space constructed in a way that it has a practical function as it holds the whole space together, but also a performative element, owing to the sound-piece.The viewers have to find their way through the structure aware that their movements will change their perception of the space around them.I decided to have the theme of a space within a space within a space ad infinitum as the narrative throughout the sonically constructed space of the sound piece. While the architecturally constructed space goes on and untill the end of the universe, the sound piece contains a more personal layer. It tells the story of my orientation points here in the Netherlands and therefore I created a sound recording of a walk from the built space within the studio to the endless space of the sea in The Hague. It takes the listeners on a 15minute journey through different spaces and gives a glimpse into my personal perception of the world.For the sound piece I chose to record with binaural microphones, which, in my opinion provide the most natural recording technique and comes closest to our perception of sound.The two microphones, which are placed in the left and the right ear, allow the recorder to gather a directional recording through real life stereo listening. Therefore it enables the listener to exactly localize the recorded sound. This means that the audience has to listen to the sound-piece through headphones. It creates a further space for them in which they can move, experience and perceive with and through their own body, to find their own orientation within the sonically conducted space.
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