For Self-titled II we asked a group of participants, in this case students at the faculty we performed at to sonically imagine a place somewhere in the building they really know: the sounds of the space itself, of its internal activities, noises coming from the outside...in short, all the possible sounds they could imagine. Next, they had to visit their chosen places and make a 15 minute recording of the space with their smartphones while listening closely. Every time they heard an unsuspected sound they didn't imagine before, they had to describe it in a few words with their voice, recording the description as well. As they got back, they positioned their smartphones in the exhibition space and played back the recorded file. They chose its position with respect to the position they did the recording at, as if the exhibition space was the faculty building itself.
Self-titled II is a continuation of our interests in topography and maps as they are shaped through and produced by individual subjects and their experiences rather than with abstract technical means.
by Julian Siffert, Uikyung LeeParticipants: composition students from Kyung-Hee University, Seoul