Artist: Tris Vonna-Michell
Venue: Jan Mot, Brussels
Exhibition Title: Wasteful Illuminations: Distracted Listening
Date: December 5, 2015 – January 30, 2016
Note: A 1-minute long recording of the multi-track sound work can be found here.
Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.
Images and audio courtesy of the artist and Jan Mot, Brussels
Tris Vonna-Michell’s exhibition at Jan Mot Wasteful Illuminations: Distracted Listening consists of a multi-track soundwork, aquariums and inkjet prints. The soundwork began in 2008, originating from field-recordings made in Japan. The field-recordings were edited and transcribed into a score for producing a compilation of speech-based audio poems. The short-duration audio poems evolved into one sound composition; a phonetic travelogue of transient spaces encountered in Japan during the summer of 2008. The majority of the field-recordings were made nocturnally and in and around specifically chosen spaces and enclosures. Underpasses, park life, viaducts, benches, beaches, insects, foliage, water fixtures, railway tracks, stations, cubicles, alleyways, shafts, ponds, pools, pleasure domes, vending aisles, slot machines, shopping arcades, docks, boats, bamboo blinds, road sweepers, shuttle rails, wash rooms, waiting lounges, lobbies, phone booths – these were the main sources for composing the score and subsequent sound composition; a combination of Japanese and English speech utterances and rhythmic audio poems. (TVM)