lilithlithlithlithlithlith: EMF Movement Studies

Feb 17, 2018



Selectors’ Records, 8 East Pender St., Vancouver / Murrin Substation, 721 Main Street, Vancouver


2:00 - 4:00 p.m.


While in residence at Western Front, Elisa Ferrari collaborated with Justine Chambers on an open research event at the Murrin substation in Vancouver’s Chinatown as part of lilithlithlithlithlithlith—Ferrari’s multimodal sound-based research and performance project that considered the complex interrelation of land use history, power infrastructures, and daily life through a series of actions, events, and collaborations.

Wearing handheld devices for electromagnetic listening, Ferrari and Chambers moved through the electrical ambience of the historic substation. Their thirty-minute study resulted in the development of a speculative record of how sound might conscript and/or inscribe movement into their bodies. The public was invited to accompany Ferrari and Chambers for the duration of the study and contribute to their experiment as witnesses. 

The event concluded with tea and a conversation at Selectors’ Records.

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