In collaboration with the writer Angelica Jopling, Not Here is a sound-piece of intertwining, circular narratives emanating from found objects dispersed in space.
This work contends with human absence inspired by walks around an empty city mid-COVID. Fourteen disembodied voices emerge from objects, all in conversation. The listener can navigate the space and eavesdrop. The meaning gradually strips away over time as the words seem to move just beyond the perceptual line of comprehension. How does sound reverberate in ways we cannot hear?
“Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.” – Pablo Neruda