mood board for
Jupiter Woods show
Press Release: http://jupiterwoods.com/exhibition/hp-interlude
Structure >> 3 main elements
1. A sound piece 'somnambulate' ( in the back room), through hanging headphones above a bean bag people can sit in. There will be a blanket and also a small portable heater beside it. This 25 minute sound piece, or self described lullabies, uses the idea of ‘music for sleeping’ to float in the complex space of fatigue and its relationship to (dis)orientation. It is inspired by sleepwalking. This sound piece will also be available in the form of cassette tape, available at Jupiter Woods.
2. An ambient film installation 'Lessons in Levitation' (front room) projected onto 3 MDF boards. They will lean u against the wall on the ground, i might hang one and prop the other one up on cardboard boxes. The structure of the film will follow more of a dream logic to try and make a hypnotic and kaleidoscopic composition using footage taken on my phone and sounds sampled and layered from the filmed situation.
3. Performance (on the opening evening): me plus a few friends who feature in the album as well as the film. I want to create one seamless performance (conducted by me) with live music, and projected video. I'm interested in making some sort of strange choir, not necessarily through singing, just through abstract ideas of harmony.
the cassette sleeve will have a QR code printed on it, that links people to a private 'music video' online. Inside the cassette sleeve will also be Heather's text.
Very rough mock up, more coming soon
Performance Mock up - the first half is from an old one of 2018 that i'm re performing, and the second half turns mainly sound performance with stuff from 'somnambulate' as well features from :
-Belinda doing poetry
-Andrea doing singing
-Baba live guitar
things i'm thinking about and researching
-the self, the ego, the individual and aspirational culture
-connection and other forms of communication and channels
-longing and potential
non time space zones of waiting and limbo
-Symbolic anthropology ..."man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun, I take culture to be those webs, and the analysis of it to be therefore not an experimental science in search of law but an interpretive one in search of meaning".
what moving forward means
-our desire to make things whole; self, posterity, discourse, lineage, nationalism, hierachies
filming as mode of observation, not saying anything but just bearing witness
paying attention to the Impulsive and Intuitive
the emotional interior and communication;
the unscripted and sincere,
openness, intimacy and belonging
various modes of collaboration
- weight, gravity, stasis
-the paranormal; the trance
-hypnosis and the hypnotists hands; body moving without your mind being present, the back and forth rhythm
-haunting and being possessed , the occult
-orchestra conductor's hands; a type of hypnosis, or lulling, if not understood or taken out of context, it isa meaningless and beautiful movement by itself, wavelike
non-music, exploring music without melody to explore more skeletal structure of music
relationship between motion and sociality
-movement and stillness
-body movements, touches and tone of voices, circling and parallel rhythms and hollow blanks
waves, water, water logic
states of temporality and continuous change
the incongruous, congruous, coherent and incoherent
fragmentation as a potential to open up new rhythms and semantics
channeling, and channels; opening up new forms of knowledge and knowledge production
devotion, faith, crowd psychology
when things bubble into the realm of spirituality
What I hope the show will feel like
I want the room/film to feel like an internal unwinding, an unravelling.
as well as one that feels quite static, as if you are waiting, everything hovering or stuck in a web
I'm interested in mind altering states that enter into a space of floating or hovering, like exhaustion, hypnosis, trance, (day)dreaming, sleeping, hallucinating and meditation.
The majority of my research/obsession over the last year has been looking at hypnotists and orchestra conductors. I wouldn't say the film is 'about' that, but it's a strong influence, and there are definitely moments that will reference that type of gesture and energy - followings
I'm Interested in quiet energies that run underneath and in between, moving beyond words through rhythms and sonic vibration.
Through a collage of fragments and micro moments of instruction, advice, ambition, hope, rage, self expression etc, i want to create an entanglement of ‘selves,’ a collapsing into each other
I'm very interested in circular rhythms, the loop (a constant that begins to morph over time as your mind begins to play tricks on you) and semantic satiation (where the constant repetition of a word makes it lose its meaning).
A kind of de-conditioning , trying to find places between the cracks, weaving together what's already there