SONG CIRCUS & ANANDA SERNÉ

“slow-wave”

Bryne Kunstforening 10. september – 3. oktober 2021

For slow-wave, Ananda Serné collaborated with vocal ensemble Song Circus on a 4-channel sound installation. Spread across the room, different voices mimic the sound of water and pronounce water onomatopoeia such as: bloop, splish, splash, sprinkle, drip, drup, drizzle, dryss, drypp and spray. The work refers to soundscapes that aim to improve sleep quality and trigger ASMR (a tingling sensation on the scalp in response to certain sights, sounds, or textures).

“Slow-wave sleep” is the deepest phase of non-rapid eye movement sleep.
The colours of the textiles derive from cyanotype, indigo and a blue light-harvesting pigment found in cyanobacteria. The cyanobacteria is the simplest organism currently known to have a day- and night rhythm.

The pieces of glass draw from the work of Daphne Oram, the first woman to design and construct an electronic musical instrument. Her Oramics technique consisted of a musical language of painted waveforms that translated into sound.

Concept: Ananda Serné
Composition: Liv Runesdatter
Vocals: Stine Janvin, Liv Runesdatter and Signe Irene Time
Sound recording: Eirik Bekkeheien
Image credit: Erik Sæter Jørgensen