Sound questions the dualism of animate and inanimate. Sounds are not mere products of whats alive, but are alive entities as such, although transitory, adualistic and nonlocal. What is dead and what is inanimate, still resonates, thus in terms of sound there is no frontiers of materiality and immateriality, but a ghostly vibration, a transitory and universal law of oscillation, for both death and life, and also beyond them, as it speaks of a sense of fluctuation in an entropic dynamism, crossing energies, movements, forces and many dimensions, acoustic, electronic, mechanic, electromagnetic. Such fascinating dance of objects reveal not just worlds inside them, but possibilities of new universes in the poetics of found objects and their sonic potentiality as such.
“Dead Plants And Living Objects” exposes such reflection in a convergence of daily life processes and their cosmological dynamics, with that pointing to an ontological inquiry around the acousmatic and symbolic realms. We are talking about a collaborative piece by sound artists Rie Nakajima and Pierre Berchet, “who have been creating various ways to vibrate things so that their acoustic shadows dance around the space.”
The recorded performance took place on 12th April 2016 at +MSUM – Museum Of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana.