A two-week artist residency at an interdisciplinary gallery space ‘Fjuk Art Centre’, based in Husavik, Iceland. During the residency, a site-specific sound installation/sound film was developed and exhibited at the gallery.
'Unmoored' is a sound installation (sound film), developed in a black cube container (previously used as a Fridge for fish / meat) at Fjuk Art Centre. The room invited the participants to enter the space (3 participants per audio screening), sit down, and immerse in the surrounding sonic event - a short non-visual film piece/composition. The artwork did not involve any visual images and was performed in the dark (the door was closed, thus the environment was completely dark). 'Unmoored' created an intimate situation where an auditory connection between the participant, sound and the surrounding architectural space could be established, this way expanding one’s listening threshold and ability to imagine and visualize the story using the dimension of sound.
The narrative of a sound film 'Unmoored' is a sonic interpretation of a fisherman’s last journey to the sea, where an encounter with a mythical subject occurs, after which, a slow sonorous stillness emerges, suggesting a possible disappearance of the boat and the fisherman’s life – the boat and the protagonist are no longer to be found; we are only left with the fading echoes of the natural beasts and the crying shadows of the mainland.
The artwork’s soundtrack, performed using 5.1 audio setup, is an abstract composition created using acousmatic and field recording techniques, that aims immerse the participants in the sonic life of the non-visual story. During the performance, the auditory spectators were brought closer to an experience of reduced listening (Chion 1983).