Once again, I was extremely lucky for the generosity and support of Wolfgang. Before speaking to him, I had no idea about the title of his stunning cloud-formation image. When he told me it was called LUX
, I was blown away. I simply can’t imagine a better way to visually represent An Abrupt Solidity to the Light
. Maybe that’s because I see this EP project with a holistic approach that includes not just the poetry and electroacoustic music but also a visual experience. It needs to be integrated in one solid package. Indeed, for me, the process is completed with a live show. I want to explore spatial sound and offer visual inputs, explore how you engage sonically and visually with the audience. It works as an art installation but comes alive with the performance. I also see the Rio Negro project as a series of continuous collaborations with poets and visual artists. Examples include Swedish photographer and filmmaker Knotan, who made a documentary teaser for me at EMS
, or legendary American photographer Julia Gorton, who took a few photographs of me in lower Manhattan.