la yourte d'écoute (2022 and 2023)
Created to be broadcasted in a yurt at the Topatopia 2022 festival in Cambo, we recorded around fifteen participants talking about their relationship with music, emotions, creativity, language, education and feminism. In September 2023, we renewed the experience and focused on the theme of danse, exploring the ideas of dancing for ourselves, with and in front of others, the relationship to music, body, cultures, identity and politics. Made in collaboration with Morgane Villenave
found on reddit (2020)
My participation to the KCRW's 24-Hour Radio Race where the goal was to make a four-minute, nonfiction audio story in 24 hours around the following theme: Time Warp. Using a process explored during on sleep project, I contacted and interviewed the authors of a reddit post.
on sleep (2019)
on sleep is an open-ended research project that celebrates the diversity of languages, cultures and opinion by encouraging people to engage with a seemingly neutral/universal subject - a process that seems to be a natural template for my work. For this version of the project, 19 stories about sleep and dreams were collected from relatives and people who responded to one of the multiple ads posted on different Facebook and Reddit groups. The recordings were presented in a sound installation (6 channels) - an invitation to movement. The participants are nudged, by the bed-like structure, to be an active listener and to physically explore the piece. By going from one speaker to the other, the participants have the possibility of creating their own narrative. They can hear the individual conversations or step back and listen to the general chatter. The project is in other words a psycho-physical space that will ideally extend to the audience as they walk around the room and the conversation will by its nature, carry on beyond the psychical borders of the work. In addition to this, a book was printed with transcripts of all the texts, the unchanged distorted transcripts produced by an automated software. A curiously poetic read that is even more relevant in a project about the surprising language of sleep and dreams. It hasn't been uploaded online but I am happy to show it upon request.
on nothingness (2016)
on nothingness is an experimental research project that originated out of a fascination with the paradoxical concept of ‘the wall of nothingness’ in Boris Vian's novel Heartsnatcher (1953). The project's aim is to draw a broad portrait of nothingness through the participation of a diverse range of people. We were interested in the relationship between words, meanings and translations and we wanted to explore how they impact visual and conceptual representation of nothingness, offering a philosophical journey through those intangible ideas. on nothingness uses and celebrates the concept of collective intelligence that can be related to the essence of virtual communities by gathering audio-visual content from participants from all around the world. It celebrates the diversity of languages, cultures and opinion by encouraging people to engage with a subject that might initially appear as meaningless but did generate a great engagement and diverse responses from the participants. The project is ongoing and its form is fluid: in the past it has been a website, an installation as well as a number of videos edits. Recently, an edit has been made for EastCast, a radio show broadcasted on Resonance FM in May 2021. Made in collaboration with Viktorija Zilinskaite & Elina Muceniece.