Continuity and Contingency

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Through the juxtaposition of field recordings made at various coastal locations around the world (taken from the aporee database) and white noise, Continuity and Contingency contrasts the orientation towards specificity in field-recording practices with that of generic material conditions, here identified with noise.

The coastal locations from which the various field recordings were taken already constitute points where identifiable localities break down as the land upon which we make our homes falls into the sea. The noise of the sea thereby constitues a dissolution or errosion of specificity.

A premise for the piece is that site oriented practice need not be overly fixated upon the contingencies of the local and specific but might further position itself in relation to the global and generic.

Author: Will Schrimshaw

Created: 2018-02-09 Fri 15:36

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