theimpermanenceproject focuses on the idea of an object as a storyteller/archive of sound sharings. More specifically all that people would like to share.
A bench is the object I’m currently working with. I wanted to give it a virtual existence besides the physical.
For now there are three benches where sharings are collected and organized: the past, the present and the future. They work as sound databases that are both site-specific and trans-local. According to Paul (2008) this co-existence can be considered a new form of public art.
theimpermanenceproject also explores the boundaries between the public and the private, the surveillance, the voyeurism, the public participation, the communication between places and the immortalization. Its aim is to create a physical and virtual community where people are the authors of the sharings, without having to engage with someone else in the first place. Maybe in that community it will be possible to draw its experimental portrait, or to identify traits of site-specific collective intelligence.
I don’t know what the final results will be, for it’s an ongoing work. I’m doing my best to keep this blog updated with notes about the experiments I do in the process. As Gene Youngblood put it: “All art is experimental, or it isn’t art”.
Any feedback is welcome ^^ Thanks and take care.
Feel free to contact me at theimpermanenceproject[at]gmail.com /*be nice no spam*/