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  1. Still Sleeping.Meira Asher - 2016 - Continent 5 (3).
    This summer, sound and radiophonic artist Meira Asher was asked to create a work for the forest of Jerusalem, and her concetrations turned toward a valley where 16-year-old Palestinian boy Mohammed Abu Khdeir was burnt alive by Jewish settlers two summers ago. The work speaks to how space, public and private, natural and unnatural, is always also an archive of violence.
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  2. Sound is a Process, and Other Field Notes.Adam Basanta - 2016 - Continent 5 (3).
    Listening, be it that we perceive acoustic phenomena through our ears or through other parts of our body, is primarily attuned to human experience and to human-made sounds as a primary way of hearing the world. Through Montreal-based artist Adam Basanta’s scenarios, the listener is deflected away from the banal experience of human hearing and its biological limits, towards an attention to the invisible atmospheres or inhuman soniferous.
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  3. Interior Field Variation.Richard Chartier - 2016 - Continent 5 (3).
    Adorning the frontispiece of this issue, continent. is proud to present an alternate version of Richard Chartier’s work, Interior Field, provided by the artist. “Interior Field Variation” reworks material originally published by LINE in 2013 and culled from a binaural recording session at the McMillan Sand Filtration Site in Washington, DC. This unique historical site, built in 1905, is currently slated for almost complete demolition and redevelopment. Chartier was given special access to record at this site during a sudden major (...)
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  4. Sounding Silence.Jacob Gaboury - 2016 - Continent 5 (3).
    What is the sound of an empty room? All space encases ambient sound, shaped by the acoustic affordances of its dimensions. Jacob Gaboury explores the history of this shaping by means of noise reduction and amplification technologies, suggesting that, while all media obscure the signals they mediate, in doing so they make sensible the properties of that mediation.
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  5. Urban Intonation.Brian House - 2016 - Continent 5 (3).
    The infrastructures of experience are a thematic of the work of media artist and researcher Brian House. His making and thinking deals often with the supposedly ‘hidden’ aspects of how technical infrastructures, media and symbolic systems, outline our behaviours both individual and collective. Commissioned by Eyebeam to develop a sonic work for the Acoustic Infrastructures collaborative programme, Brian gives us here an excerpt of the project.
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  6. Pandora's Signal Boxes.Shannon Mattern & Jamie Allen - 2016 - Continent 5 (3).
    On a rather grey and cold day in the Dreispitz region of Basel, Switzerland, Shannon Mattern and Jamie Allen went for a walk to the Herzog et de Meuron Signal Box Building. The atmospherics of this infrastructural reverie and the conversation they had during this walk together opened onto the infrastructures of scholarship, knowledge, architecture, media and design.
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  7. Radiophonics of the Vietnam War: A Collection.Jan Philip Müller - 2016 - Continent 5 (3).
    In "Radiophonics of the Vietnam War: A Collection", Jan Phillip Müller reveals the emergence of sonic topologies as significant elements of military and infrastructural warfare by American PSYOPS and the Việt Cộng during the Vietnam War, and the subversive counter-culture that grew around renegade broadcasts, and the legendary Hanoi Hannah and Dave Rabbit.
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  8. The Politics of the Musical Situation: A Response to Marina Rosenfeld.Julie Beth Napolin & Marina Rosenfeld - 2016 - Continent 5 (3).
    Author and researcher Julie Beth Napolin presents here responses to sound artist Marina Rosenfeld from a discussion at The New School in New York City. Including material from a Bomb magazine interview with Rosenfeld, the political terrains of listening and power intersect acoustic art making.
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  9. Bells Into Networks.Byron Peters - 2016 - Continent 5 (3).
    Like capital, sound moves through walls. As with present-day networks, sound can permeate both listeners and bystanders with an ill-defined and tenacious geography. For space to be controlled, it need not require the amplifying effects of a digital environment. Canadian artist and writer Byron Peters explores the politics of Muzak, crowds and networks.
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  10. Insect Time.Dave Phillips - 2016 - Continent 5 (3).
    Through technical adaptation and force, we may have succeeded at coordinating a human spectrum of time standards, where these determinants are synonymous, if not totally identical. Our human clocks may speak in similar languages, but we exist out of time with other beings. If human time measures are a standard by which we ethically navigate the urgency, scale and response to ecological disaster — how do we extend these ethical measures to encompass those scales that are outside of our own?
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  11. Welltuned City.Gail Priest - 2016 - Continent 5 (3).
    Welltuned City forms one cluster of ideas from Sounding the Future, an attempt to preference the aural over the visual in speculations about the future. Gail Priest asks, “What will art in the future sound like?” Sounding the Future has been an interactive installation, has forthcoming manifestations as a radio work, and is here an article in continent.
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  12. Nonsense Lab.Sean Smith - 2016 - Continent 5 (3).
    "Nonsense Lab" is the unofficial name of a studio space that hosted Sean Smith and the Department of Biological Flow at University of Western Ontario. Here, in an offhand reflexive tumblr post, the infrastructural thematics of acoustic ecology, perceptual programming and media environments are cut across and sewn together.
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  13. Spatio-Dynamics, Aural Topographies and Underwritings.Morten Søndergaard - 2016 - Continent 5 (3).
    Morten Søndergaard examines the curatorial and techno-material genealogies of sonic infrastructures: from early artistic pioneers like Nicolas Schöffer and Max Neuhaus to curatorial experiments and contextual considerations in the exhibition Under Cover - Sound/art in Social Spaces project.
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  14. Ventricles.Mark Peter Wright - 2016 - Continent 5 (3).
    Vents provide concentrated access to these sonic effluents, they are HVAC ‘speakers’; the sound we hear the end result of an entire control system, architectures, electronics, hydraulics and pneumatics in resonance — and ventilation is its sonification. Artist and researcher Mark Peter Wright presents here is a composition derived from a set of recordings of ventilation structures in various public/private spaces in and around the city of London, England.
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  15. Enjoy the Creepy Naked Cyber Girl!Sarah Benhaïm & Johannes Bruder - 2016 - Continent 5 (1).
    Sarah Benhaïm and Johannes Bruder register the echo of an impulse response set against a background of oversaturated noise. The unexplained presence of a “naked female lined up among the listeners” at an experimental music concert in Paris becomes a selective test of attention, an oscillating bodily bruit emerging from the spectral clamour of filtered possibilities and expectations that go by the name ‘subculture.’.
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  16. Withered Memories and the Ethnography of Hidden Things.Luis-Manuel Garcia - 2016 - Continent 5 (1).
    Luis-Manuel Garcia writes a post-mortem on something that continues to die: an archive, sketchbook, and conduit of information to the subcultural communities among which he conducts participant observation. Within the Internet's cacophonous collection and multitude of informational layers, his blog strikes an ambivalent bargain between accuracy and privacy, relating withering memories and semi-fictional accounts.
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  17. Key Moment. Multiple Realities of an Artefact in an Ethnographic Study of Animal-Human Relations in the Zoo.Priska Gisler - 2016 - Continent 5 (1).
    Priska Gisler found two realities of the Pantanal - simultaneously the World’s largest tropical wetland area and an enclosure in the Zurich Zoo - connected by a staff member’s memories of a key moment that shows their entanglement and obscures the differentiation between original and model.
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  18. Porr I Skogen / Forest Porn.Geraldine Juárez - 2016 - Continent 5 (1).
    In nature’s chiaroscuro of dark crevices and beamed striations of sunlight that flit and flirt with the erect beams of a forest at the edge of suburbia, Geraldine Juarez goes looking for the unmentioned, disappearing, pre-digital cultural-material phenomenon that is Forest Porn. In a sunlit pubescent clearing, she emerges with a transcription of memory, youth and discovery.
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  19. Entangled with Affects. Finding Objects of Inquiry Within the Ethnographic Research Process.Hannes Krämer - 2016 - Continent 5 (1).
    Challenged by a rigorous copy test, Hannes Krämer discovers the all-too-human side-effects of participant observation anew and understands affective entanglements between researcher and the researched as eutrophic sources of research objects in opaque realities.
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  20. Evocative Object: Auditory Inkblot.Mara Mills - 2016 - Continent 5 (1).
    Identifying shapes in the visual noise that is the Rorschach test supposedly reveals more about the observer than the image and so do so-called auditory projective tests designed for those that cannot see. Mara Mills takes us on a stroll through her archival findings and shares some of these evocative and constitutively ambiguous objects, approached through a loss of contact with what appears to be.
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  21. Profunda Maris: Dark Law.Verena Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor - 2016 - Continent 5 (1).
    A prospectus of darkness, the sea is the clamorous potential from whence all things come; Yu-kiang, Venus, Vellamo and Tangaroa are each mythic vessels conveying an originary, perspectival potency. A still image selection of Leviathan, the maritime oeuvre of Harvard University’s Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel is here netted in reticulated writings by Bronwyn Lay and Nina Jäger.
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  22. Sensor Technology and the Time-Series Self.Natasha Dow Schüll - 2016 - Continent 5 (1).
    What do I, as a body, provide? ‘You’re data’, the quantified self answers. Data that can be accumulated, compared, computed, visualised, and transformed into ‘time-series self’; a self that is externalised and aligned with a projected self. Natasha Schüll takes account of devices that take care of a never-ending oscillation between losing and finding in a process of constant self-optimisation.
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  23. Unfinished Artefacts: The Case of Northern Irish Murals.Stefan Solleder - 2016 - Continent 5 (1).
    Stefan Solleder reconstructs topologies of conflict-ridden Northern Ireland via an alternative excavation program, where street views and walls attest to layers of marked territories and framed identities.
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