Developed while in residence at Skálar, Experimental Sound Art Residency, Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland, with Sam Hertz
“Imagine you are sitting in the empty space left behind by a glacier (you very well may be). Imagine, as you face the water, the slow curve of the fjords walling you in, with a slight uphill climb behind you. Imagine the volume of this space. Use this ‘container’ to bound your listening. Consider the expanse of this space.”
Published in the Center for Sustainable Practices in the Arts Issue Q27: LEGIBILITY
March 25, 2020
“An opening up of and gathering of discourse around the concept of legibility. Who and what can be read and defined? And how easily? What should be made visible and accessible, determinate, and what should remain in the registers of ambiguity and contingent understanding?
Reaching for Jack Halberstam’s use of the term legibility in “The Queer Art of Failure,” and placing it next to technology and the rendering of the climate as legible to better predict and understand its behavior, bodies and genders resist the legibility of being easily defined and determinate to governing bodies and power, while we are scrambling for more clear legibility of our environments, positioning the body in contention with the atmosphere it’s amidst. Contributions to the journal will be suspended between these two ideas, questioning the foundations on which we perceive the legible, and who it benefits. ISSUE TAKEOVER by Calvin Rocchio.”