Ananda Serné

slow-wave
4-channel sound installation
glass, hand-dyed and painted textiles, aluminium
indigo, cyanotype, phycocyanin
2021

 

In the associative research-driven installation slow-wave, different voices mimic the sound of water and pronounce water onomatopoeia such as: bloop, splish, splash, sprinkle, drip, drup, drizzle, dryss, drypp and spray. The audio refers to soundscapes that aim to improve sleep quality and trigger ASMR (a tingling sensation on the scalp in response to certain sights, sounds, or textures). "Slow-wave sleep" is the deepest phase of non-rapid eye movement sleep. 

The installation draws from the methodology of the essay and the layering of different sources inherent in storytelling. As in my earlier work Sleeptalking, the colours of the textiles derive from cyanotype, indigo and a blue light-harvesting pigment found in cyanobacteria. The cyanobacteria is the simplest organism currently known to have a day- and night rhythm.
The pieces of glass are loosely based on drawings made by Daphne Oram, the first woman to design and construct an electronic musical instrument. Her Oramics technique consisted of a musical language of painted waveforms that translated into sound.

 

 

Concept: Ananda Serné 
Composition: Liv Runesdatter
Vocals: Stine Janvin, Liv Runesdatter and Signe Irene Time
Sound recording: Eirik Bekkeheien
Glass: S12 / Tim Belliveau

 

 

This exhibition was supported by the Arts Council Norway and Stavanger Kommune.
Documentation of the work at Bryne Kunstforening: Erik Sæter Jørgensen.