Through a series of exercises, methods and video guides, we are invited to focus on sound as a tool for relieving feelings of separation and isolation, as a tool for imagining better futures.
Unseen is an online platform and web archive that presents different approaches to listening and cultivating the relationship between our bodies, space and sound. It is loosely based on Pauline Oliveros' practice of deep listening, which it updates through the perspectives of selected artists. Through a series of exercises, methods and video guides, we are invited to focus on sound as a tool for relieving feelings of separation and isolation, as a tool for imagining better futures. These tutorials vary in length and difficulty, are intended for bodily and non-bodily, individual and collective practice, and intend to activate different parts of our bodies and lived realities. They represent artistic practice as a tool for the everyday, as a set of mechanics and procedures operating outside the institutional frameworks of art. These are methods and manuals which we can activate in our own way and apply them to our everyday life.
These series of exercises create space for new rationalities and ways of looking at the everyday. The possibilities are endless, but often bounded by the limit of one's own imagination. Creating, imagining, dreaming, singing, touching, humming, talking are all activities that create a safe space for intimacy, sharing and knowing oneself and others.
Unseen begins on May 3 with the release of the video piece Trans-Synthetic Vocalities by Agustín Genoud on the project's website. The other artworks, accompanying texts and workshops will be added on a weekly basis.
For more information visit the project website >> unseen.help.
The Unseen project is produced under the auspices of the Skupina label, in collaboration with the platform Teren: field for performing arts. The project is supported from public sources by the Slovak Arts Council and FFA BUT.