How would you describe the sound of the ocean? This 8 minutes auditory portrait flips back and forth between seeing/hearing and listening/visualizing, relying on the white noise of the ocean as an auditory space for narratives of individual and collective imagination to emerge.
While in Coliumo bay, Chile, investigating different modes of orientation by local fishermen, sound artist Sandra Volny discovered that they were able to navigate the treacherous, dark and foggy conditions of the Pacific coast by relying on sound. In order to explore these findings, a series of interviews were organized where field recordings of the shore were presented to participants. The local fisherman were able to precisely geolocate specific bays, shores, and peninsulas by listening to the echo of the waves against the rocks.
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Country: Chile, Canada
Premiere status (in January 2017)
: International Premiere