To The Next

Two people who have been apart for a time come together and play a game of word association. Their relationship is tenderly reaffirmed through the words they choose to communicate to each other. They know they will part again shortly and so their language slowly drifts to encompass feelings of loss and desire (2011, 4:48 minutes).







Kim Walker:Within my practice I focus on the incongruous: in making the familiar unfamiliar and highlighting beauty within the everyday. I create settings in which the mundane and the ordinary gesture can suddenly invoke existential and poetic meanings. My works presents a stripped version of many of these events, with characters, actions and situations frequently becoming ambiguous and isolated. This treatment allows the work to fluctuate between a document and a fictionalisation of the event. For example, two people who have been apart for a time come together and play a game of word association. Their relationship is tenderly reaffirmed through the words they choose to communicate to each other. They know they will part again shortly and so their language slowly drifts to encompass feelings of loss and desire. Being together and apart, being elated and unhappy, being a success and being a failure, experiencing longing, regret and desire, and the incongruous event or instance are all concepts that my work is actively questioning.
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In Private Space in a Public Time (2010 1min 27sec)

In Private Space in a Public Time, made from a condensed series of vocal sounds that explore communication through fragmentation, the smallest parts of speech are revealed. The reading, based on Vito Acconci’s text Public Space in a Private Time, was recorded and through the process of removing language, leaves a series of stops and starts, a slippery language of faintly recognizable utterances. Intimate attention is drawn to the frenetic cadence of voice without language, what she refers to as the thread of the voice.

Originally commissioned for Art in General’s A/V Elevator Project Space and featured in the group show, Eraser at Magnan-Metz, NY.

“Redactions are aural in an Audra Wolowiec sound piece that intimately registers the sibilant breaks between words and the material qualities of silence.”
– Rachel Funari, curator

Score (photocopy and ink on paper)
http://www.requitedjournal.com/files/sound_language/AudraWolowiec_score.html

Audio

Audra Wolowiec is an interdisciplinary artist living in Brooklyn, New York. Through displaced modes of communication, sound, and voice, her work explores the idea of a fading connection to create an elusive but shared experience.
audrawolowiec.com

Auditory Perception 1

Auditory Perception 1 is part of an exhibition at the Internation Museum of Surgical Science using contemporary research material about how our brains make sense of sound waves. The installation entails a historical artifacts of hearing aids. The book Excavating History is about this collective and has a book release at the closing reception in Jan.

Joseph G. Cruz is a trans-disciplinary artist whose work has been shown nationally in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, and featured in Time Out, Beautiful/decay, Hyperallergic, try-harder, Cabinet, Slought Foundation, culturehall, Blend/, and in the book Excavating History. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently doing research on the semiotics of the sublime (within the context of the Large Hadron Collider) for an upcoming solo exhibition at Chicago’s Comfort Station in April. josephgcruz.com

Analog Synth


Recorded at Clava studios (now called 4 Deuces) where we record all the Califone records . I went into the studio one day by myself and came up with this tune. Played everything myself. Drums, percussion, guitars, analog synthesizer, piano and lap steel. Engineered by Joe Furgeson and mixed by me and Graeme Gibson.




Jim Becker is a fixture in the Chicago music scene. He plays with the experimental post-rock band Califone.

Antiviral Exercises (incomplete interventions)

#1.0 (A Poem)

#1.1 (A Poem (post-produced))

#6 (An Awkward Provenance (index 2))

#4 (Say A) – Antiviral Exercises

Joseph Kramer is a sound artist based in Chicago, IL. Kramer has performed and exhibited solo and in cooperation as part of the duos Coppice and Duplicates at The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hyde Park Art Center and Audible Gallery in Chicago, The Flea Theater in New York, Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts in Minneapolis, McNeill Street Pumping Station New Music Festival in Shreveport, and internationally in Iceland, Sweden, Canada and the Netherlands.
josephkramer.wordpress.com

Stairway to Lisee


This tune is based around a musical box given to me as a present by Gillian Lisee. The tune it plays is a portion of Stairway to Heaven. I play it very slowly and put effects on it and loop it so it is unrecognizable. So I play the musical box and the distorted violin. Darin Gray plays upright bass and Jason Roebke plays upright bass. Recorded live and improvised at the Hideout in Chicago, Illinois.




Jim Becker is a fixture in the Chicago music scene. He plays with the experimental post-rock band Califone.