Kwanyin 040 v.a. – 两个房间 two rooms


cdr+art 6 design work photocopy; mini kwanyin series; 25 copies; 2011

bandcamp

01,无题 4’13 (视觉设计:James Chu)
02,事故 2’26 (视觉设计:王葱)
03,无题 4’39 (视觉设计:谈云帆)
04,无题 4’12 (视觉设计:胡文渊)
05,浮 3’50 (视觉设计:Young)
06,一个怯懦者的静心曲 6’58 (视觉设计:张笑辰)
07,7007 14’35

这张CDR是一个工作坊的一部分。
第1-6轨:2011年8月22日下午,上海长乐路1035号W+K广告公司三楼某房间。声音源由颜峻随机选定,由参与者通过耳机听。使用Edirol R09便携式录音机。除第5轨外,均使用了接触式话筒。
第7轨:2011年8月20日凌晨,上海武定西路1085号,莫泰168酒店7007房间。颜峻录音。使用Edirol R09便携式录音机。
第1-6轨相应的图片:参与者为自己听到的声音做视觉设计,进行命名。由阮千瑞指导。

参与者大多从事广告设计工作,或学习。
这是一个反广告的工作坊:没有目标,放弃沟通,无意义。
所有声音和视觉材料都限定在一个房间里。
我们要求参与者听,无论听到了什么。
确切地说,他们不是为声音做视觉传达,而是为自己的聆听行动而做。他们不仅听到了这个房间的细节,也在聆听的动作中,塑造了这个房间。他们不仅听到了作为对象的声音,也听到了作为对象的自身的活动。
在听的过程中,主体和自我分离,共同趋向于消失。一个人不仅仅听自身以外的声音,也听自身,以及受自身影响的现实。
在听的过程中,环境不再是孤立的客体。一个房间也不再是一个纯粹的建筑体,被测量的空间。它的声音并不是水果和花瓶一样,摆放好,等待被照耀,被捕捉的客观对象。
这些参与者还没有学会像一个专业聆听者那样,屏息,噤声,假装自己不存在。他们也来不及尝试演奏,用自己的活动去影响录音机里的现实。他们介于两种自觉状态之间。
第7轨是在半睡眠状态录音的。录音机放在床头。没有监听。
在工作坊中,我们谈到了奇观和垃圾堆。
对美好世界的憧憬,使化妆术和广告业兴盛起来,人们每一天都在许诺着彼岸。
一个封闭的房间,就像自我的外壳一样,我们听见的,是自身的无意义和无目的性。我们比这些建筑,更容易受到震荡。这些建筑,也和我们一样,从不主动发声。

感谢:Samantha Culp(W+K 上海),老刘(苏州异托邦)

01, Untitled 4’13 (graphic design: James Chu)
02, Accident 2’26 (graphic design: Wang Cong)
03, Untitled 4’39 (graphic design: Tan Yunfan)
04, Untitled 4’12 (graphic design: Ryan Hu)
05, Floating 3’50 (graphic design: Young)
06, Calm Music of a Craven 6’58 (graphic design: Zhang Xiaochen)
07, 7007 14’35

This CDR is part of a workshop.
Track 1-6: afternoon, August 22, 2011. One room on the third floor of W+K Shanghai at No.1035 Changle Road Shanghai. Participants listen to live sounds randomly selected by Yan Jun via recorder. Recording device: Edirol R09 portable recorder. Contact Microphones are used throughout with the exception of track 5.
Track 7: early morning, August 20, 2011. Room 7007 Motel 168. No. 1085 Wuding Xilu, Shanghai. Recorded by Yan Jun with Edirol R09.
Pictures for Track 1-6: According to what they hear, participants name sounds and make vision design. This session is led by Ruan Qianrui.

Participants are mostly professional graphic designers or are currently studying the subject matter. This is an anti-commercial workshop, insisting that we do without goals, quit communications, and stop searching for meanings. We limit audio and visual materials within this room, and ask participants to listen to whatever they hear.
Properly speaking, participants are not making vision design for sounds they hear, but for their act of listening. They hear the details of this room, but more than that, in the act of listening, they re-create the room. Not only do they hear the sound object, but also they hear the movement of themselves as objects.
In the process of listening, the subject detaches from the self, both of which move towards dissolution. One not only listens to sounds of surroundings, but also to one’s self and to realities affected by the self.
In the process of listening, environment is no longer a separate object isolated from the subject. A room is more than a pure architecture, that is, a space to be measured. The sounds of and in a room are not objects like fruits or vases on display, waiting to be captured.
These participants have not yet learnt to be professional listeners, who often hold their breath, act quietly and pretend not to exist. They have not had the chance to try participating in the sound event, using their activities to affect realities captured by the recorder. They are in-between the two self-conscious states.
Track 7 is recorded while been half-asleep. Recorder is placed by the head of the bed, without monitoring.
In the workshop, we talked about spectacle and garbage heap.
The desire for a wonderful new world contributes to the prosperity of cosmetic and advertising industries. Every day, People are promised the other shore.
This enclosed room is our shell. What we hear is the self without meanings or goals. We are more vulnerable to vibrations than these architectures. These architectures never initiate sounds, like us.

translation from Chinese into English: Adel Wang Jing 王婧

thanx: Samantha Culp (W+K Shanghai), Lao Liu (Heterotopia, Suzhou)