- Stephanie Castonguay [CA]
- Sylvain Aubé [CA]
Through geological matter, "Terra Mater" (performed by artistic duo Crystal ɡʁiʃ) echoes our fragmented landscape to reveal the different waves that pass through our bodies.
Minerals, such as galena, iron and copper, have qualities of conductivity, amplification, and magnetism and are used to generate radio recordings and transmissions. These minerals are integrated into electronic circuits to allow a glimpse into the origins of our current technologies and illustrate, through a series of aesthetic choices, the search for a new sonic beauty through the grinding static that results.
In this work, the body acts as a channel that interferes with radio waves and disturbs the captured transmissions by the circuits. In addition, various manipulations of electric currents (via synthesizers, pedals, modulars, and consoles) emit combinations of sounds that mingle and converse amongst themselves, as well as reverberating back on each other, creating feedback. In this performance, it is thus possible to perceive, both visually and sonically, the process in real time, as well as the sound piece that results: a trace of the crystallized ephemeral.