an audio and image walk in collaboration with Natassa Poulantza
An interactive audio tour of Vathi Square, central Athens (Greece) with site-specific images, recounting oral histories in the area around the now abandoned Hotel Sans Rival. This is a downloadable audio tour which can be listened to in the area at any time. There are additional listening points embedded in images (which may or may not still be installed) attached to walls in the street. The tour begins at the corner of Sourmeli, Sounierou and Liosion
In Jorge Luis Borges’ story The Library of Babel, the world is made up of an infinite network of hexagonal libraries containing all possible iterations of books with 410 pages and 22 characters. Books can resemble each other in all but one letter. Some volumes can be read in multiple languages with entirely different interpretations. Others have meaning only coincidentally. The librarians who inhabit this world are overwhelmed with information, most of which is nonsense. In a search for deliberate meaning, many wander through the libraries in a quest for the Crimson Hexagon, a library containing books of small format, illustrated, magical, and containing revelatory insight.
Infinity = Zero produces the conditions for radio listeners to sculpt senseless cacophonies into form through their movement as they walk the halls and navigate obscure corners of the stairwells of 37 South Wabash, Chicago. In a participative choreography beginning at The Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, listeners will take the path of those who search for the archival material of insight and meaning within books, people, objects, and architecture. Fractured and collaged narratives create ambiguous worlds where the fictional world of hexagonal libraries interacts with the environment of the Sharp building’s hallways and archival collections.
A WALK TO REMEMBER, 2014
FOR JAN TICHY: AROUNDCENTER, CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER, CHICAGO, IL, USA
Binaural audio recording leads a trail through the Chicago Cultural Center, experiencing the history and resonance of Chicago's first purpose built public library.
The walk begins to the left of the interior staircase in Randolph Square, facing the stairs.
KIKAMASU KALAMAZOO 2013
OXBOW ARTIST RESIDENCY, SAUGATUCK, MI, USA
A half hour binaural audio walk from Oxbow Artist Residency to Lake Michigan. The story incorporates Potawatami and Western theories of cosmology as well as stories taken from the small town newspaper "The Commercial Record" serving the local Saugatuck community for over 150 years.