Ananda Serné

 

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A CATERPILLAR IS CURLED IN A GREEN RING 
4K video, sound, 12:02 min. 
2019



TRANSCRIPTS
embroidered transcripts of insect sounds  
polyester, 150 x 100 cm. 
2019

 

 


The repetition and rhythm of insects’ sounds can be perceived as machine-like. Shot in and around Taipei, the video A caterpillar is curled in a green ring unfolds in a series of visual and auditory impressions of insects in a man-made environment. It includes references to the names of insects in Taiwanese sign language and to the repetition that occurs during the process of learning a new tongue.
These images are set to a soundtrack partly consisting of recordings made by an entomologist who collected insect sounds that without amplification would be inaudible to the human ear.


Actress/sign language teacher: Chen Li-Juan 
Sign language interpreter: Wei Ru-Jun
Audio mastering: Sveinbjörn Thorarensen

Many thanks to the team of Bamboo Curtain Studio for their help and to entomologist Liao Yi-Chang for his insect recordings. 



This project was possible thanks to the Mondriaan Fonds and Stichting Gerbrandy Cultuurfonds.