Notes To An Unknown Lover

audio installation

a work by Sadia Sadia

UK/2014/30 channel audio

 

 

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‘Notes To An Unknown Lover’ is a 30 channel audio installation, based on the limited edition artist’s monograph of the same title.

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Across a cycle of thirty poems, a woman addresses her innermost thoughts and observations to an unknown lover. Poems recorded by the artist, each channel containing one poem with each line separated by a fixed period of silence.

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The varying lengths of the lines of text, broken by intervals, combine to form a cascade of sound. This produces a random reading of the text from which limitless discrete combinations arise, creating a infinite number of ‘fresh’ readings of the work.

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The monograph ‘Notes To An Unknown Lover’ is held as part of the permanent collection of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University.

The work premiered in September 2014 at the Leipzig Spinnerei Rundgang.

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