The immersive multi-channel audiovisual installation explores urban and private intimacy through video miniatures and poetic texts of Thea Soti. The images, shot in the abandoned streets of Paris during the confinement, reflect on an existential anxiety of being part of something that is happening around us, without being able to actively control it or participate in it. In collaboration with director and film maker Luzie Loose, Thea Soti collects poetic images and urban scenes to match her words about her personal transformation during this time, re-interpreting the meaning of isolation, sense of self and intimacy. Becoming only the observer of life, stuck in time and repetitive behaviours, the installation presents 9 individual screens running as continuous loops in contemporaneity. The visual material is displayed on a combination of different sized screens varying from projection surfaces up to tiny smartphone screens. The loops function as micro durational pieces, short-time repetitions, as if we were stuck in a certain situation or time. The videos are accompanied by a 14-minute audio installation created exclusively by the voice of the artist. The electronic composition is based on shifting poetic structures, minimalistic digital interventions and manipulations of words, challenging our memory, playing with multiple voices, resampling and repeating words and melodies.
concept, sound and performance
exclusively created by processing the voice of the artist
recorded and created between October and December, 2020
supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and Cité internationale des arts, Paris
presented at OPEN STUDIO
Cité internationale des arts, Paris
INFO TEXT (pdf) download.
POETRY TEXTS (pdf) download.