an archive . a mixtape . an audio (visual) exploration of our gendered soundscapes
with the help of dear friends and distant strangers, we explore gendered soundscapes, sound practices, and sound studies of the world — forging threads of connection between (gendered) existences and resistances ︎︎︎
tools for self-archival practice ︎︎︎ by aa noun (TZ) and darragh amelia (CA)
aims of self-archival practice:
︎︎︎ to collect (incomplete) documents of our realities.
︎︎︎ to caretake and make accessible material that too often disappears as soon as its sounded.
︎︎︎ to subvert the patriarchal dynamics that govern contemporary storytelling or meaning-making.
︎︎︎ a digital recording device (the below unofficially sponsored by an iPhone 6 and 11).
︎︎︎ the world that envelopes u.
︎︎︎greet yourself. ask yourself how you are.
︎︎︎actively listen to your response. example of active listening:
︎︎︎ document the alchemic transformation of observation into thought.
︎︎︎ take/make record of your thoughts as u think them.
“reflecting on my experiences and how these experiences can be preserved for my own sake and as response to historical erasure. speaking these words out loud is a way of embedding myself in oral history” - aa noun
︎︎︎ bear intentional witness to the singular performance of sound taking place around you in this precise ‘moment’ (remind yourself it will never happen again.
︎︎︎ make a collection of your references, your influences, recorded contents that have been carried to u through time and space and now carry u through time and space. ex: