Using reference material, Rodrigo collected sounds that reminded him of the Adan's effect in time and space. Sound artist Nour Sokhon built on these recordings, incorporating her own work into the material, to explore the many layers of sounds that occur outside mosques and churches during prayer.
The artists utilized sound to put the viewer in a perpetual state of renewal within the exhibition space and to highlight the muteness of Rodrigo's paintings.
Visuals by Rodrigo Echeverria
Sound by Nour Sokhon in collaboration with Rodrigo Echeverria
A live improvised set between Ø •· –¬, Nour Sokhon and Regis Lemberthe in Noiseberg (Berlin, Germany). “In Conversation with Entropy” is a silent yet loud dialogue which was shared between three sound artists on stage through a language that they innately understand. The set summons its listeners to waltz into the chambers of their unconscious for a self reflective conversation.
The soundtrack of “The Reverse of a Child” is part of a project Nour Sokhon created for Radio Mansion (Beirut, Lebanon) in collaboration with Freya Edmondes. All the sounds in the track are from a sound bank recorded by people from the Mansion community documenting their auditory journey to Mansion and shared through a Whatsapp group. Nour and Freya were fascinated by how they did not know the identity of the people who did those recordings and by what they chose to share from their personal or daily life. This notion inspired the creation of the film for “The Reverse of a Child” a nightmare lullaby, when we were little our parents would read to us fairytales before we went to bed to remind us that everything that is to come will be magical and fairly simple. In reality those fairytales were never true, as the digital world has invaded our mental well being through subliminal messages. Similar to how the earlier versions of Little Red Riding Hood were dark and twisted versus the present altered ones where Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother come out alive. Several metaphors and symbols are used in this film, to comment on the obstacles which the capitalist system we are embedded in throws our way through digital channels.
Filmed by Nour Sokhon and Freya Edmondes
Soundtrack by Nour Sokhon and Freya Edmondes
Colour graded, edited & mastered by Nour Sokhon
Moving image piece is available for viewing upon request
“Transformation Through Chaos” is a live improvised set between between Stephanie Merchak and Nour Sokhon in collaboration with Nicole Farah.
“Transformation Through Chaos II” invites the audience to lose their inhibitions and self reflect on their personal experiences with disorder within the age of disinformation/ information overload. Sound and body are used as vehicles, encouraging the crowd to converse with their inner selves.
Sound: Stephanie Merchak and Nour Sokhon
Body: Nicole Farah