"Catching Wind" is an audio-visual installation. It consists of four ceramic vessels amplified through audio exciters and a single TV screen which plays a looped video. Its content is of the process of the field recording which took place, from which the gathered audio is playing alongside via the ceramic vases placed in a symmetrical manner through the space.
Reminiscing over many fantastical stories I've been told by my parents and books as a child, a longing for a kind of alluring story resurfaced. From that, a tale of a Boy who went catching Wind came to be. First not as a written text, but as a process of creating it in a tactile and physical manner.
The video itself is a documentation of my stroll around the nearby dunes "catching" said Wind. Dressed in an early iteration of one of my costumes, I perform the simple act of reenacting the happenings in my short story. By letting my feet on the cold soil I can feel what the Boy must have felt, by trying to accomplish what he sought I can feel his excitement to what the fruits of his work will turn out to be.
Presented during "NEWBORNS" at Trixie, Den Haag in 2023, alongside another performance of mine, "Czort and Gusle".
Jeremi Biziuk aka kitarumo
"Catching Wind" (2023)
Thus an installation of four ceramic pieces made audible via audio exciters and an accompanying silent video was born. Said vessels revibrate the sound of the Wind which was caught through a microphone which was placed inside them. Initially playing the raw audio without any enhancement, the modulation occurs as the ceramic pieces serve the purpose of membrames, altering the sound through their material properties.
Photos by: Mina Yee