I started on this journey some years ago, in a period where I travelled extensively and was unable to work at my normal praxis. I had to grab whatever possibilities there where. Sampling sound and images whilst traveling or waiting for it. Early morning walks in unknown places. Small gaps in the schedule before breakfast or meetings etc.
Imagery, texts and sounds in this project are, with poetic intent, written, sampled and evolved simultaneously. By one sentiment. Traditionally multi-medial collaborations, shaped into “one-hand” expressions.
Kneading it… like sculpting with clay. Now from the sound or the text-side, now from the image-side. Hopefully achieving “oneness” or coherence in the processes.
I like words. Words not used as weapons or for empowerment. The words I like are intuitive orderings of thought. Exploring sampling-techniques. In the same way as with the imagery and the soundscape. Trying to make meaning out of impressionable words passing me by. Not what is written, but what it makes me write. It appears that any text can trigger wordclouds with reflection on the human condition.
I write in English and would probably prefer to write in Norwegian (a more poetic language), but this actually helps me keep distance to a sentimentality in the wordings.
The soundscapes are mostly made by sampling my own voice or by making sounds with instruments I do not know how to play. Trying to be prepared when fortuitous sounds appear. (I also listen to, and try out, the wonderful free samples given away with some music magazines)
New ideas, intuitions or development in my skills, have constantly disrupted and altered versions I thought were final in this project. I also needed frequent deadlines to break the project into manageable sizes, so I published a new or reworked piece, here on this page, on the 1. of every month in both 2013 and 2014.
The travelling is over. The plan is now to polish and finish, remix and publish this project. Hopefully late 2015.