Joystick Whispers

Podcast-style audio piece, Amsterdam, 2021

This is the second episode in the series 'Sound as a by-product' started during the artist-in-residence period in Q-O2 (Brussels).  It studies parts of our life where sound has a quality of a by-product - an incidental or secondary outcome of the main activity.

 

'Joystick whispers' explores sonic qualities and cultural meanings of silicone in everyday use from breast implants to mouth trainers and vibrators.

It is a humorous investigation of a middle ground where technologies and household routines meet each other, are played back, mimicked and discussed. It also touches the subjects of noise measurent, sonic waves, and cruise-controle employment in sex toys industry.

 

 

It is a participatory podcast-style piece created for the new edition of Spring P U L S E 2021 by C O M (E) P U L S I V E platform for sound art. You are invited to listen to this podcast episode with a silicon item of your choise. Just like in the episode one I invited you to bring along your favourite snack so we could bite on it together.

 

Participatory art has been hit most brutaly by the limitations of the covid pandemia. Instead of freezing up my practice, I look for alternative ways to enable sensory sensations of the audience. For me, participative means active. It means an experience. A situation when the subject-object relation between the work of art and the audience shifts.  An approach that diverts you from looking at the object or listening to it, but instead it triggers looking inside of yourself and listening within yourself.  In the artist talk hosted by C O M (E) P U L S I V E platform I discuss the subjects of participative qualities and humor that are important for my practice. We also talk about sex noises, shame, and 'hi-tech intimacy' promises delivered by toys companies. 

Research photos from personal archive, 2021.

 

The first episode called 'Eat me (like a chef)' was presented as a part of Summer Pulses in September 2020 through C O M (E) P U L S I V E platform.