Entangled Formations, a site-relational sound-walk, weaves together stories and movements of non-human inhabitants of Prague, entangling local, migratory, and visiting birds in a sonorous world that the audience can listen in on and delve into. Poetic reflections and facts on birds' complex songs, lives and cognisance intermingle with extensive fieldrecordings from Prague and interviews with ornithologist Petr Vorisek from the Czech Ornithological Society. Through the free sound-app Locosonic, listeners can walkaround as they please in the landscape of Stromovka Park and Holesovice and listen in on the carefully placed sounds. Walking around activates the audio through your body's movements, the app, and the GPS of your phone. The listener's routes intermingle with the sonified ones, creating a non-linear narrative of the past, present, and future.
The work encourages us to listen closely and relate more intimately to our immediate surroundings and to those we share our spaces and lives with. We are all part of an entangled network of different species and entities. A delicate, intricate, vast weave including all living and non-living things. Sound as an omnipresent and physical, yet highly ephemeral phenomenon is excellent for representing this complex mesh that surrounds us, which we do not always see or take into account. GPS and the Internet are ubiquitous phenomena as well, a completely integrated part of our ecology in this post-technological era. Their patterns can look like the threads of neuro-patterns, but also like bird migration routes.
Collaborator – University of Life Sciences, Prague; Czech Society of Ornithology
Artists Anne Cecilie Lie
07 06 2019 10:00