Free Jazz III. Sound. Walks.
To view the script for Listening Through the Landscape, click here
In Listening Through the Landscape, Christa Donner and Andrew S Yang present short, guided audio walks that explore the nature of time and the ecology of Singapore through trees, soil, and water. Combining narration with environmental sounds collected during the 2020 Circuit Breaker period, Donner and Yang transform everyday spaces into multisensory journeys. Step outside and let’s take a walk. Select a walk from the above list, press “Play” and activate.
You can access this program using your smartphone and headphones, and at your own pace and schedule.
Listening Through the Landscape began while Donner and Yang were inaugural Artists-in-Residence at Yale-NUS College and appears in Free Jazz III. Sound. Walks. with support from Yale-NUS Dean of Faculty.
Narrated by Alexis Chen.
Christa Donner (United States) is an artist, writer, and organiser who investigates anatomy and its metaphors. Donner employs a range of artistic media in her creative research, including drawing, audio performance, large-scale installations and small-press publications that create multi-layered, community-centred but intimate projects. Her creative research focuses on the human and non-human body as a site for conflict and adaptation: from the internal activities of the microbiome to the creative potentials of care work and community. She is currently an adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Andrew S Yang (United States) works across the visual arts, sciences, and history to explore emerging ecologies of the Anthropocene. Yang’s work has been exhibited from Oklahoma to Yokohama, including the 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2016), the Spencer Museum of Art (2019), and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History (2020). His writing and research can be found in Art Journal, Leonardo, Biological Theory, and Antennae. He is an Associate Professor in the Liberal Arts Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a research associate at the Field Museum of Natural History.
Image: Christa Donner and Andrew S Yang, Paths and portals, inside and out, 2021. Courtesy the artists.