My set-up is getting more refined and I am getting much better recordings for the purpose of streaming or putting things online with decent quality. This is not so much about what you see me doing… please close your eyes if you will… it is about the sounds as they surround you.
And as a bonus, the unvideoized version, needed to be a bit shorter to permit upload. These will all be part of an album to be available at BandCamp.
There is always some stuff happening between the other stuff’s happenings.
Just exploring and continuing to return to some places that I felt some kind of attraction to is something that I have realized is part of my process. If I look at my many years doing this, either by photography or now sound, the bulk of my observation seems to happen within a 5 km range of where I live.
Part of it is probably that this is the only way we can access minutia with unyoking of attentiveness. How we can see the big in the small.
The root cellars (potato barns in New Brunswick) here are quite spectacular, I have seen several on Newfoundland and a few there. But I have not seen very many that make quite as bold a statement in their landscape as these.
I am attracted to these sites and their apparatuses, as much as the idea of being able to get a closer look at something is attractive there is also an aspect of this that is essentially telling the observer where to look and what to look at. I always wonder to what extent this affects how the broader field of view as well as the observers own perspective is somehow directed. I think there is a value to simply discovering things of our freely exploring with our eyes.
One of my favourite activities is to simply go somewhere I have never been, getting a little lost, feeling displaced and then using my eyes and ears to negotiate the terrain. This has been a very part of my work with photography, I choose odd places that I cannot immediately place a reason of meaning to. It is the experience that creates meaning.
4 images of the same 1 thing each one taken from a similar point of view each one projecting the subject differently.
Didn’t post last night, needed to rest a bit and watched the last episode of “American Gods”. There are aspects of it that I really engaged with.
Between that, and now I have obviously worked on my sound files, collected more video footage and would like to offer another instalment of “work in progress”. Mind you, for me, work is always in progress since it never ceases to evolve.