"New lifestyles, new societal norms, new '_____'. Living in a world where new values and cultures are being explored in the wake of Covid-19, what are the fundamental ways of life and values for us? In 1845, Henry David Thoreau secluded himself in the woods for about two years, and based on his book 'Life In The Woods', I created a short soundscape work composed only of sound and recitation. In the world of sound that one encounters by blocking out the visuals and straining one's ears to the faint light in the headphones, what does the listener lose and what do they gain when they finally open their eyelids at the end? Creating a new era and culture, in a room of the now fading HOTEL CLASKA the 8th gallery, this is a small experiment to open our ears to the world where new values such as 'With Corona', 'New Normal', etc. are pressing in, and to listen to the essence.
Thanks and sound collaboration to Aaron McKnight."