Outside, 2012

Audio recording 22 min. (loop)

In an enclosed space, listeners are invited to put on headphones out of which stream the mundane sounds of the urban outdoors: sound of wind, cars, birds, and the monotonous, ever present noise. To hear these sounds “live” leaves no impact, but transplanted into their new setting it becomes clear that the ever-present noise often ignored is crucial to the experience of being outside. Relying only on the sense of sound, “Outside” compels the listener to complete the picture in their mind. The sounds trigger a personal idea of the outside on the blank slate of the imagination. The inner space of our imagination forms its internal idea of “outside” by reaching towards its depth or towards its center, which perhaps both are infinite.