‘sɪnˈθetɪk səmˈsɑːrə’


Two-channel artificial soundscape, MP3 players, speakers, camera mount, iPad stand, PVC, Google maps satellite photograph of Atlantic Ocean, Google maps satellite photograph of Amazon Basin, water from the River Ganges bought on eBay, aquarium decorations, terrarium decorations, artificial lichen.

This piece was selected to be produced for Fringe Arts Bath as part of the exhibition ‘It Sounds Devicive!’, curated by Lee Riley.

sɪnˈθetɪk səmˈsɑːrə (the phonetic spelling of ‘Synthetic Saṃsāra’) combines animal, insect and amphibious sounds from across various timespans and geographic sites to create two artificial ecosystems - the terrestrial and the marine. The soundscape is constructed from found field recordings that defy our preconceptions of the organic, revealing biomimicry within machine noise and questioning our ability to distinguish between machine and being.

Installation shots from ‘It Sounds Devicive!’, Fringe Arts Bath, UK