Author Archives: Joan Schuman

Erase

To erase implies a misstep or mistake, but perhaps it’s more about being seen, rubbed raw, smoothed over.   Garrett Tiedemann – Under the Skin Erasure is violence. Ever, always, being justified: “The director said she made the changes so

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Erase

To erase implies a misstep or mistake, but perhaps it’s more about being seen, rubbed raw, smoothed over.   Garrett Tiedemann – Under the Skin Erasure is violence. Ever, always, being justified: “The director said she made the changes so

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Cradle

To cradle signals there’s one who holds and another who is held, skin to skin.   Jamie Flett + Jude (Judith) Williams – Let Me Hold [Skin To Skin] Underneath the ecstatic news of Peggy’s birth ran a murkier and

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Cradle

To cradle signals there’s one who holds and another who is held, skin to skin.   Jamie Flett + Jude (Judith) Williams – Let Me Hold [Skin To Skin] Underneath the ecstatic news of Peggy’s birth ran a murkier and

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Skin rubbed smooth

What lies beneath, skin next to other skins, the outer interior of objects, excised stories. Stylus on wax, like a tattoo. Chisel and brush, pigment. An imagined layering of hides and rind and peel. Fifteen short works answer these many hollers in Earlid’s fourth annual Liminal Sounds. LISTEN

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Skin rubbed smooth

What lies beneath, skin next to other skins, the outer interior of objects, excised stories. Stylus on wax, like a tattoo. Chisel and brush, pigment. An imagined layering of hides and rind and peel. Fifteen short works answer these many hollers in Earlid’s fourth annual Liminal Sounds. LISTEN

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Interpelled: A Conversation with Victoria Estok

“As a sound artist and environmental worker, I believe sound and voice can interrupt, influence, and ultimately intervene at key moments in ways other intervention art strategies can’t.” READ the conversation.

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Interpelled: A Conversation with Victoria Estok

“As a sound artist and environmental worker, I believe sound and voice can interrupt, influence, and ultimately intervene at key moments in ways other intervention art strategies can’t.” READ the conversation.

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Radiation Day: In Conversation with Anna Friz

The northern Chilean desert summoned transmission artist Anna Friz into its prodigious sweep last summer. She traveled with mics, VLF receivers, contact mics and hydrophones—knowing that some of this gear as well as the interior cogs of our mobile gadgets—is comprised of the very trace elements being extracted from the desert beneath her feet. LISTEN in on the conversation.

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Radiation Day: In Conversation with Anna Friz

The northern Chilean desert summoned transmission artist Anna Friz into its prodigious sweep last summer. She traveled with mics, VLF receivers, contact mics and hydrophones—knowing that some of this gear as well as the interior cogs of our mobile gadgets—is comprised of the very trace elements being extracted from the desert beneath her feet. LISTEN in on the conversation.

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Dance of dream-led masses

If we are dancing a dream of ignorance around our planet’s future, perhaps a sound can pry open some of the residual oblivion. Two transmission artists, Anna Friz and Victoria Estok, consider environmental ruin—as witness-listener and as a kind of poetic intruder. LISTEN.

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Dance of dream-led masses

If we are dancing a dream of ignorance around our planet’s future, perhaps a sound can pry open some of the residual oblivion. Two transmission artists, Anna Friz and Victoria Estok, consider environmental ruin—as witness-listener and as a kind of poetic intruder. LISTEN.

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Where voices warp and swell

A woman’s cathartic scream skewers the foul-mouthed patriarchy. Four songstresses traverse the kinetic and vocal precipices of sonic artistry: Gelsey Bell and Sky High Diamonds, Kala Pierson and Kathy Kennedy. Play these songs when you need an echolocation to blip yourself to empowerment. LISTEN

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Where voices warp and swell

A woman’s cathartic scream skewers the foul-mouthed patriarchy. Four songstresses traverse the kinetic and vocal precipices of sonic artistry: Gelsey Bell and Sky High Diamonds, Kala Pierson and Kathy Kennedy. Play these songs when you need an echolocation to blip yourself to empowerment. LISTEN

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She who Witnesses

Women are given to ‘uncontrolled’ outflow of sound, including shrieking, wailing, sobbing. Putting a door on the female mouth was a goal of patriarchal culture.   Men in powerful and political positions are openly voicing the misogyny they’ve long been

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She who Witnesses

Women are given to ‘uncontrolled’ outflow of sound, including shrieking, wailing, sobbing. Putting a door on the female mouth was a goal of patriarchal culture.   Men in powerful and political positions are openly voicing the misogyny they’ve long been

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Sky High Diamonds

Shrill lament, loud laughter, screams of pain or pleasure, eruptions of raw emotions. This monstrous vocalizing opposes Greek virtues of women’s voices.   Sarah Gatter’s voice wraps in swathes in a surging multi-layer contact with the listener. Don’t Fuck With

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Sky High Diamonds

Shrill lament, loud laughter, screams of pain or pleasure, eruptions of raw emotions. This monstrous vocalizing opposes Greek virtues of women’s voices.   Sarah Gatter’s voice wraps in swathes in a surging multi-layer contact with the listener. Don’t Fuck With

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“Song is not a sharp weapon”

Aristotle tells us that the high-pitched voice of a woman is evidence of her evil disposition.   Gelsey Bell’s improvising American national anthem winds a voice like a gnarly, worm-infested organ in a collaboration with radio artist Gregory Whitehead. It’s

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“Song is not a sharp weapon”

Aristotle tells us that the high-pitched voice of a woman is evidence of her evil disposition.   Gelsey Bell’s improvising American national anthem winds a voice like a gnarly, worm-infested organ in a collaboration with radio artist Gregory Whitehead. It’s

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