Galerija za zvok, bioakustiko in umetnost / Gallery for sound, bioacustics and art

Jez riley French & Pheobe riley Law: ísland | fjórar – the crystal detector

Artists’s notebook which was created during the work on the project ísland | fjórar – the crystal detector

The series of works ìsland | fjorar is based around the material gathered on several trips to Iceland and on an ongoing fascination with the interplay of different elements of sound, image and text. Sounds that are usually filtered out by our hearing response or are above or below our hearing range are a key element in the work. Using extended techniques and self-built devices, authors listen on the sound of minerals dissolving, the infrasound of the earth spinning on its axis and the ultrasonics of geothermal activity. These traces are combined with documentation of momentary interactions of specific locations in Iceland, together with photographic images and text pieces.

Link to the artists’s notebook in pdf.

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