KINAESTHETIC POETRY @ Akusmata Gallery 17-30.1.2020

Sound artist: Jaakko Autio / Choir Leader: Jussi Mattila / Nomad Vocals SingersTatu HuotarinenAntti RissanenOssi PutkonenKaisa KarhunenEmma JämsénElla VähäpassiReetta Karhunen & Juulia Karppi / Akusmata producerPetri Kuljuntausta /KINAESTHETIC POETRY is part of Akusmata’s Polyphonic sound art festival and global Art´s Birthday event.

KINAESTHETIC POETRY is a 11-channel sound installation. The inspiration for this work came from contemplating the idea of “art´s origin” or “art´s birthday”. Musical arrangement was created by Nomad Vocals -choir via improvisation methods. The choir explored ways to find an inner alignment with the water, the audible musical arrangement comes from that exploration and group dynamics.

When recording the material for KINAESTHETIC POETRY -installation, eight singers surrounded three water pools. By using spacial sound equipment, the singers voices created geometrical shapes on water surface in real time. A kinaesthetic contemplation took place between the singer and the inner water. While recording, we were specially interested on the “birth” moment of geometrical shapes, and on the minimal effort needed to sustain the moving forms in water.

On the final installation presented at Akusmata Gallery (17.1-30.1.2020), the singers are replaced by eight 8” full range speakers, placed on 1:1 relation how the recording took place. The guest can investigate the conscious movements of human perception, and alignment with non-human element such as water.

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