sonic sculpture / performance
ISCP, New York
Four before and after five is a performative and sculptural work rooted in the artistic investigation of a place (Satellite Island in South Ukraine) and a process (the early Space Program of the Soviet Union). Considering questions of memory loss and contemporary territorial agencies in South Ukraine the work is activated by ILYICH, a semi-fictional space traveler of an ambiguous origin.
Embracing facts and fiction Four before and after five suggests a series of trajectories for inner and outer space explorations and is driven by the notion of concrete listening as manifested through sound, music and narrative.
Lived through a series of sonic interventions and narratives the semi-fictitious case study draws on a history of space colonization in order to reflect contemporary colonial forces of discrimination, such as nationalism and marginalizing segregation processes on Earth.