"Trajectories & impacts", Airplants exhibition, NTUA 2017

“Trajectories & impacts”, Airplants exhibition, NTUA 2017

Since 2008 in Taiwan, I am regularly collaborating with dancers. Sometimes I perform live improvisation using recorded sounds and electronic instruments, sometimes I prepare soundtrack for the choreography. But something that I find even more intriguing is the sound recording of body movements in space. For several projects, such as Danyagu (身體,聲音) with Chen Wu-Kang (HORSE 驫舞劇場), or Second Body by Jeff Hsieh (Anarchy Dance Theatre), I had to do some field recording session of dancers improvising in specific locations : basement, rooftop of building, abandonned ruins, natural area, etc. Some of these recordings have been done in multi-channel : setting up a system of multiple microphones for catching the trajectory of the dancer, his or her footsteps and the acoustic of the space. Some of these materials have never been used, some were part of a larger project. For the exhibition AIR PLANT, curated by Chang Chun-Yi at National Taiwan University of the Arts (Banqiao, Taiwan), I am re-visiting these recordings, turning them into a new sound piece, conceived for four-channel sound diffusion. In the adjacent spaces of the building, three other ways of listening are presented : the sound track for a video by Su Wei-Chia using unusual tools for sound diffusion, a stereo work conceived for headphones related to the concept of landscape, and a two-channels sound installation devoted to the two ears.

During the exhibition, I also have been invited to make a three sessions seminar about listening and sound practices.

AIR PLANT
Curated by Chang Chun-Yi
Arts Museum of
National Taiwan University of Art
16/11/2017 to 14/01/2018