Accepted Paper:

Sound an invitation to discover spaces  

Author:

Nadine Wanono (IMAf- CNRS)

Paper short abstract:

We believe artistic and scientific expressions derive from the same questioning of reality of its perceptions, of our state of consciousness; and those expressions intend to generate sense beyond reality, beyond otherness.

Paper long abstract:

We believe artistic and scientific expressions derive from the same questioning of reality of its perceptions, of our state of consciousness. We pay attention to disruptive narratives that part from a linear expression of our connections to reality.

How do those audio, physical and mediatized narratives take into consideration the infinite realities of the world, give us a reading of their presence in our lives through the new opportunities offered by digital technologies. In order to pursue our research on the power of the sound to render such complex realities we conceived a soundspace (5.0) recording in a monastery in order to give a chance to the listener to feel and to understand the relationships between the monks, the prayers and the music. This soundspace has been presented at Musée du Quai Branly in an interactive way and now we almost finished the conception of an installation in 5.1, I can easily present an excerpts with my computer. These research are part of a program Labex Hastec on the Techniques Of (Making) Believe and we work on the technical objects, the machine-tools (magic lanterns, cameras, microphones computers, etc.) created to give credit to beliefs, demonstrate them, and transform them into knowledge. How the sound, in an academic surrounding which emphasizes finally its key role in the production of knowledge but also of sensation, is analysed, perceived and used.

Panel MB-SAR04
Socio-technologic configurations of sound.