THE WEAVING #1, 2013
10 channel sound installation for voice
19:30 min in a loop
Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
The weaving#1 is a 10-channel sound installation placed in a room which functions as a textile weaving workshop. I decided to replace the weaving of textile with the weaving of sound, creating a fabric out of voices. The installation consists of 10 different recordings of my singing voice played back through a structure of 10 speakers on wooden posts. The voices are grouped in pairs and directed towards each other, as if each pair was holding one thread. The speaker construction holds sounds like the loom holds threads. There are pairs of voices holding warp thread while other voices are weaving weft thread on top of them. The sound that you hear is a music composition that consists of five different parts. Each part is a different approach of how I imagine weaving with the voice.