Bending the air, again
book 15 pages + audio files, 2014
a project commissioned by THE LIBRARY by soundpocket
Bending the air, again is a project that aims to revisit a collection of sound recordings gathered in various places in Hong Kong over the years through listening and writing. Sound extracts are selected from my collection and are explored again as they become the starting point for stories, pieces of writing mixing memories real or fictitious, sonorous or topical elements of these recordings or any other relevant characteristics, as well as any other selected borrowed materials. With Bacon’s Sylva Sylvarum (the Forest of the forest) as a faraway reference, being an attempt to gather histories from observations, experiments, and more established borrowed writings, this project creates an experimental form of knowledge taken the form of disparate pieces of writings. Freely borrowing from this particular form of questioning a subject, this project is about the juxtaposition of writing and recording, taking advantage of the acousmatic situation of listening to linger in the sensation again and aiming at providing a vast forest of material of new encounters.