Does listening require sound as an external stimulus? [SOUNDSCAPTION] is a series that aims to trigger sonic imagery which plays an important part in an active listening. Exhibiting a variety of soundscapes, this no-audio video explores open captions—element of accessibility that benefits not only to deaf and hard-of-hearing people but also to hearing persons—to describe "the sound". The title itself is an acronym for "soundscape" and "caption".
This work offers an opposite of an acousmatic experience: while in acousmatic listening we listen to sound without seeing the sounding source, in this work we listen by seeing an object without perceiving its external aural stimulus. This work investigates "visually listening" as an aspect that aurally diverse listeners may have in common.
[SOUNDSCAPTION] is comprised of "[SOUNDSCAPTION: Soundwalk]", "[SOUNDSCAPTION: Self-quarantine]", and "[SOUNDSCAPTION: Applause]". This ongoing series will be augmented with upcoming videos.
All the footages were filmed by Jay Afrisando in Yogyakarta, Minneapolis, Seoul, Solok, Chicago, London, Liverpool, Bukittinggi, Boston, San Francisco, River Falls, Warrensburg, Sisters, somewhere above Cilacap, and somewhere in Illinois between 2015 and before mid-March 2020, except the clip at 03:37-04:36 that was filmed outdoor in September 2020 through social distancing, with my face covered with a mask.
ARGOS Projector: The Faraway Nearby, ARGOS centre for audiovisual arts, Brussels, Belgium on 25 June 2021.
All the footages were filmed by Jay Afrisando during his self-quarantine in his apartment, St. Paul, MN, US in 2020.
EARmaginations, SoundPedro 2021, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA, US (online and possible offsite exhibition).
All the footages were taken from Jay Afrisando's performances in Yogyakarta, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Warrensburg, and Seattle between 2015 and 2020.