Over the course of a fortnight, I have sonically investigated the Oosterpark in Amsterdam. I was not listening to something or someone, but to the in between, a reverberating space acoustically modulated by human and nonhuman. Largely informed by a Plant-Thinking method, I consider this practice as a point of contact for a shared experience with the botanical realm, avoiding at all costs to interpret what the other hears or feels but to investigate the possibilities of oscillating world in which we contingently evolve. My role as a field recordist was to compose pieces that attempts to render this entangled sonic encounter. It is an alternative sensitivity to vibrational world shared between the human and the flora. The creation of sonic fictionality challenges, as Salomé Voegelin proposes, the singularity of the actual world in favour of a shift towards plurality. This is achieved, for instance, by exploring outside of human perception or by rooting oneself somewhere over the course of a longer period of time, in order to experience other senses of temporality.
Subtleness of Violence
These pictures seek to use the pastoral / picturesque visual vocabulary in order to challenge this very vocabulary and to underline how out of tune western landscape depiction is from the plant inhabiting these spaces.
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