Earlid | The Intermediary, spring 2016
In this collection of 10 works there is a listening and speaking entity that whispers forth, like a specter. The breadth of artistry coheres and expands. A swirl of textures of sound. A mediation among bodies and machines. The noise and silence of dreams and breath. Voices and prayers of people in exile. Radio mediations and messages from wider galaxies entwine.
Writer-philosopher Hélène Cixous defines a poem as the little things that hold the greatest meaning rather than the spectacle. These short works deliberate a whispered, ghostly emissary that could pen such a poem. Some works feel as if maker and listener have awakened from noisy, exhausting dream visitations of sonic distortions sent over many waters. Reveries have been brought about by the visually salient but silent harbinger of something ungraspable—a being that flew by the visual periphery, but, audibly, is unmistakable. Potential hearings; questionable sightings.
Maile Colbert + Rui Costa
Julia Bejarano López
Pôm B. Bouvier
Blanc Sceol (Stephen Shiell + Hannah White)
John F. Barber
Caroline Bouissou + John Roach