an artistic exploration inquiring how to lend an ear to the earth, attuning our perception to the voices of the subterranean. participants are invited to an excursion in and around the meatpacking district. here we collect matter and bring it back to art hub where we will interrogate it through machine aided expanded listening.
during this session we ask: how can subterranean voices be heard? what type of ear does these voices call for? more broadly, how can we recover age-old concepts of listening precluded by modern sciences without falling hostage to them? or with the words of philosopher isabelle stengers: “how can we reclaim ways of framing phenomena, objects and matter that have been rendered dubious by centuries of science?” (from reclaiming animism, 2012).