( 2,2 ) 0

Sonic Architecture of the Inner Space. Interactive sound composition

Dark Space ( 14.5 m x 6.10 m ):  Bluetooth noise cancelling headphones / Tracking system and audio transmitter.

Waiting room:TV Screen / sofa & table / Door & red velvet curtains. / Head casting by Chris Rosendahl (2017).

Norway 2017

“Dislocation echoes emancipation” – Ernesto Laclau

Nazare Soares, Øystein Kjørstad Fjeldbo &  Amalia Fonfara

( 2,2 ) 0 is a cinematic space where the visual external stimulus is removed. An interactive installation which utilises real-time rendered binaural sound systems. Space functions as a cognitive map, where the visitor is exposed to types of temporal illusion through a sound composition in space given by ambisonic binaural techniques. The gaze is reformulated and questioned within an invisible architecture, the virtual space. Disorientation and de-centre is forced pushing the body to re-orientate itself. By the use of the absence of light and sound frequencies, we avoid spatial and time cognitive experience to be projected outside of the body.

An invitation to navigate through a kinematic montage from a spatial psychoacoustic experience, where the imagination seeks to alter and proliferate, reverberating through the deep cavities of the psyche. The inner space is mapped conceiving another kind of system that isn’t represented spatially but is instead constructed from patterns of single events remapped from intensities, interferences and temporal sensitivity, delays and elastics rhythms. 8 chambers exist simultaneously, each one containing different facets of the acoustic information: it carry sonic characteristics, latency, loudness and modulations of rate and direction. In this way one is orientated within a journey through the architecture of one’s inner space and towards expanding qualities of the imagination, memory and emotion. An inner journey towards a spatiality of ambience, atmosphere and spatial self; the heart may pre-echo endless openings, without the eye, space is navigated by being remembered or imagined.
The research explores a meta-critique of sight perception in relation to virtual, real and imaginary spaces. Taking the structure of a (2,2) mode shamanic drum as a reference, the artwork explores the possibility for re-combinations and simultaneities of the real-and-imagined, through means of technology. (2,2) 0 uses languages found in feminist practices, a methodology to create strategies for decolonization of cognitive and somatic sensory systems.  

The project has received support from Norwegian University of Science and Technology and National University of Singapore. First presented under working title Timeless Machine at Lighting Shorts. Futurescapes. A symposium in New Media, Technology, and the Humanities as part of Metamorf Art & Technology Biennale in Trondheim. Norway, March 2016. The dream machine’s initial idea was conceptually constructed from an inspiration based on principal behaviours of atoms and particles in quantum physics.

“How electrons experience the world: that is, dis/orienting experience of the dis/jointed of time and space, entanglements of here and there, now and then, that is, a ghostly sense of dis/continuity, a quantum dis/continuity, which is neither fully discontinues with continuity or even fully continuous with discontinuity, and in any case, surely not one with itself. There is not overarching sense of temporality, of continuity, in place”

(Karen Barad, 2010)


More info : https://invisibledrum.tumblr.com

  • Art Science Museum of Singapore. Creative and Cognition  2017. Microbites of Innovation  (27.06.17-02.07.17). Photo: Microbites.me ACM CC 2017 /Matthew Aslett / Nazare Soares
  • Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder , Trondheim. Norway ( 21.05.17 – 28.05.17 ). Photo: Gard Aukrust / Amalia Fonfara.


2017 *Microbites of Innovation*. Creative and Cognition Artscience Museum. 27th June to 6th July. Singapore
2017 Kit MFA show at TKM Gråmølna & Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder. 21st to 26th May . Trondheim . NO


“Invisible Drum”   NSU winter symposium for Circle 7 . Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt and Lucy Lyons. Practicing Communities: Transformative societal strategies of artistic research, ReActivate and ReVisit Winter Symposium: at Zirgu Pasts, Latvian Academy of Culture, Riga. Latvia. March, 2018

“Techno-Shamanism – rethinking ancestrality and technology” Fabiane M. Borges .Dome of Visions in Aarhus, Denmark. August 2017

“Timeless Machine” Lighting Shorts. Hanna Musiol. Futurescapes. A symposium in New Media, Technology, and the Humanities. Trondheim. NO. March, 2016.