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De stem van het water (The voice of the water)

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De stem van het water (The voice of the water)

Aleida van Dijk

Untere Hutten, Tenna-GPS: 46.746602, 9.334692


The workshop: “Earth in the air” gave me the opportunity to record the sounds of the water itself. Because of my interest in water, I came up with the idea of making a water composition and performing it live. Prior to the performance, I made recordings to determine the microphone position. I processed the recordings in the computer to create a sound composition.

Microphones and streaming water, 15-20 minutes

My artworks are a personal story with urgent themes about the environment, nature, but also waste and our throw-away society. The work arises from my own living environment, both in the use of materials, such as the water on which I live and the trees around my houseboat that I draw. Some works are interactive, such as paper sculptures that move when you walk past them or that require you to walk slowly so that they don’t fall over. Another work allows the visitor to experience dried leaves by looking closely and listening to the sound while lying on a leaf cushion.