dystopic mirage

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Dystopic Mirage

Meinblau, Dystopia Sound Art Festival, Berlin 2018

Collaboration with Peter Cusack. 6 sound channels: 5 loudspeakers + Subwoofer, 20 min loop.

The ancient city of Ani, located in eastern Turkey at the closed Armenian border – now in ruins – was our starting point to reflect on Dystopia. Our reflections were exposed in 2 texts which were exposed at the installation. My reflection concerned borders, territories and some abstract concepts which seemed related to dystopian realities for me. Thinking about Dystopia and relating it to our current world, I came to the conclusion that in real life we find no pure forms of Utopias or Dystopias, but mixed forms or Dysutopias.

The installation was a composition of the sounds of the Turkish flag waving at the hilltop of the Ani citadel. Sounds from within its metal tube and atmospheric sounds outside, mixed with wind, were the most present sounds. The composition had more abstract and more realistic parts of sound, fading from one into the other using the spatial setup of sound sources in the room. At one point the sound arrives from a dislocated point above our heads.

 

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