Shih Ya-Tien, Iris Chun-Tzu Chang, Sarah Song, Yifeat Ziv: Eavesdropping on the Wind and Cloud

3 episodes in total. (Duration: 20-25 minutes per episode)

The project Eavesdropping on the Wind and Cloud is an online curation recording by Shih Ya-Tien in collaboration with artists Iris Chun-Tzu Chang, Sarah Song and Yifeat Ziv. The artists collected sounds from the Taiwan’s coastal area, Sahara Desert, and Amazon rainforest as the elements of their works: Moon Tide Lullaby: Fragility of Sonic Memory (2019-), 10 Sec of Sahara (2018), The Echo of Our Breath (2019) and Amazonian Traces of Self (2019). In the form of interviews, the artists share their travel experiences, and process of how they collected the field recordings and then transformed, interpreted the sounds into their own personal practices.

EP.1 Moon Tide Lullaby: Fragility of Sonic Memory (2019-)
Moon Tide Lullaby is a long-term project made by artist Iris Chun-Tzu Chang. In the work, she utilized multiple field recordings that she collected in Taiwan & London as well as live recording from the transformation between ice and water. The sounds and poems are revealed gradually as the time passes by and which process can be seen as a poetic metaphor of transition between the tangible/intangible identity and memory.

EP.2 10 Sec of Sahara (2018)
During the trip to the Desert Sahara, Sarah Song recorded images and sounds from the unique landscape and the strong wind of the desert. In the work, she traced back to the experience and recreated the images into film, the “noise” into music. For her, this is a way of preserving the memory, just like a personal diary.

EP.3 Amazonian Traces of Self (2019) & The Echo of Our Breath (2019)
Artist Yifeat Ziv’s performance Amazonian Traces of Self and interactive installation The Echo of Our Breath are inspired by her Labverde artist residency experience at the Adolpho Duke Forest Reserve, Amazon, Brazil, during August 2019. This episode unfolds her experience working in the rainforest and how she combined her long-term research of voice and listening practices with field recordings along with her concerns of the global climate issues.

Shih Ya-Tien

She is an independent curator, creative writer from Taiwan. Her curatorial practices focus on how to build up connections between people and environmental issues. She keeps testing experimental curating methods, considering it as a platform which can expend interdisciplinary conversations. Her articles and photography are published in presses such as Art Collection + Design magazine, and Polysh online magazine.

Iris Chun-Tzu Chang

She is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher currently based in London. She crafts her work through drawing, poetry, installation, field recording and improvised performance. Exploring embodied perception at the thresholds between the tangible/intangible, audible/inaudible, conscious/subconscious. In her recent practices, she seeks to grasp the fragility of sonic memory as a self-therapeutic process through which tension and identity is formed, de-formed and re-formed.

Sarah Song

She is a new media artist. Her practice lies at the junction of the natural world, sound, as well as visuals. She works in a variety of media and most of her artworks aim to explore the creative relationships and possibilities between nature and digital technology and to find poetic meaning in one’s daily life. Sarah hopes to provide her audience with an unprecedented personal experience through her recent research on Iridology and biometric data sonification.

Yifeat Ziv

Vocalist, composer, improviser and performer. She combines voice, electronics, field recordings and text to create interdisciplinary sound works that derive from her research of the human voice and listening practices. Her works were performed and exhibited internationally throughout the UK, Canada, the US, France, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Kenya and Israel.