Love Speak, Softly
Bullets / Targets / Car Mirror / Broken window
Love Speak, Softly is site specific audiovisual work triggered at Surnadal Billag residency in April 2018. The work was created by the process of translating marks from surfaces and matter qualities into music scores, placing notes spatially onto a sound environment. The outcome of the poetic exercise was exhibited in the form of a sound and film installation at the end of the residency.
At the top floor of the building, I found traces of bullets and target sheets all over. I decided to use them as a source to translate the marks into a music sheet. I used two target boards, each one showing a musical quality (female voice and drops/bells). one of the targets shot board was very damaged in the center. I used the sound of a Tibetan bowl to express one tone through an octave and different tones connected to chakras, and 7 the different metals the bowl is made of.
I mark long or short notes as well as the ones that were within the same space that was assigned to a specific note. I worked with whole and half notes. I wanted to add quarter notes and other possible spatial references, for example, depth, noises, or distortions, depending on the nature of the bullet impact. Also, there were some patches, so I wanted to work with the poetics of patching a wound to be able to shoot it again. I tried to mark long or short notes as well as the ones that were within the same space that was assigned to a specific note.
The visual part was filmed through concave and convex magnify lenses as well as through quartz, obsidian mirror, and glass Prisma, tinted in red.