a layer of liquid water
opening Jan 9th, Spikersuppa Lydgalleri, Oslo, alongside new works by Jenny Berger Myhre and Stine Janvin
a new sound work, drawing on recordings from three trips to Norway
amongst the references there are ones to borders;
between the liquid & the frozen
the solid and the porous state of walls along a cattle run
and between narrative and the shape of language as a sounding object.
Working on this piece, during a year where plans were constantly being shifted, created pockets of time that seemed to drift between the day-to-day and a suspended sense of progression. With ‘A layer of liquid water’ I attempt to explore the aesthetics of certain located sounds; the memories contained in recordings from earlier trips to Oslo and through others which reference ideas of the static and the transitory (restriction and movement). I have an interest in words as sound, with their meanings more fluid, and this became an important, refreshing element of the piece.
Lots of thanks to Jenny Berger Myhre and Line Elkjær for their readings of the texts.