SCULPTURE: WORDS WON'T CUT IT
SOUND COMPOSITION: STONE STILL HEAR
PRINT: A VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF STONE STILL HEAR
(S)TONE is a set of works dealing with the materiality of language and the potentialities of text. Informed by feminist critique regarding the human-other divide, the project explores the possibility of historical non-verbal narratives, based on the assumption that materials within themselves carry their own historicity, and that artistic work (inevitably) is a collaboration between the artist, the space and the materials within the work.
The project consists of the sculptural piece WORDS WON'T CUT IT; 8 inscribed bricks, the poster (S)TONE(S) the print A VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF STONE STILL HEAR and the sound composition STONE STILL HEAR. STONE STILL HEAR is composed from sounds of the stone and brick cellar of Krognoshuset, built in the 14th and 15th century—recordings of vocals as well as the sounds of the space itself. The main vocals follow a medieval technique for composition, isorythm. No musical instruments were recorded, and no additional vocals were added outside of the cellar. The recordings were edited and manipulated into a 19 minute sound piece, consisting of nothing but the sounds of two days of recordings during the summer of 2013.
Photo documentation by Terje Östling from the exhibition (S)TONE at Krognoshuset, Lund, 2013.