OTO Emissions by Thomas Ankersmit (Performance)
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18:00 - 18:40
Compagnietheater (C6 Main Hall) | Kloveniersburgwal 50, Amsterdam
In these live spatial-sound performance Ankersmit explores the phenomenon of “otoacoustic emissions”. These are sounds that are created inside the ears of the listener, by the ears themselves, in response to certain stimulus sounds. These “sonic hallucinations" offer an intimate and highly disorienting acoustic experience, where a slight movement of the listener’s head can completely change what he or she hears.
Ankersmit's friend Maryanne Amacher (1938-2009), was one of very few other artists to have worked with this phenomenon extensively. This project is a kind of personal continuation of her research, within the context of his own work.