SWINGING DRY WATER

An everlasting ludic space of poetry
Jasmina Al-Qaisi and Veronika Svobodová
(30m50s, November 2022)

Using the shore of the Danube as a whole orchestra of sounding and resonating matter, Jasmina Al-Qaisi and Veronika Svobodová make audible an everlasting ludic space of poetry. This geography, where they compose is marked by drought, wetness, scarcity, wealth, silence, noise which in permanent relation with the multiple legends about fountains, ghosts, forests, allows a multi-sensual reading of the space beyond binaries. While ‘swinging dry water’ the two artists played with a blur of polarities of time, space, materiality and perception, verbalized and sounded a multilingual text in the forest, on the water, in empty fountains and in their heads.

 

Sound piece composed with recordings made during SONIC FUTURE RESIDENCIES organized by Asociația Jumătatea plină and SEMI SILENT at Port Cetate, Dolj county, Romania, in September 2022, and premiered in R{A}DIO{CUSTICA}, Czech Radio Vltava in November 2022.

 

Photo: Lloyd Dunn

 

Jasmina Al-Qaisi is a writer for voice and paper appearing sometimes in other forms such as a walking scientist, the schnelle musikalische hilfe service, or as the only agent for the self-entitled-self-entitlement-office. Jasmina is as well listening with her hands and makes waves on free, independent, temporary, mobile radios and public radios writing with sound.

jasminescu.com

 

Veronika Svobodová is an artist, musician, and scenographer. Her approach to work with sound reveals her relation to stage design, art of installation and performance. In her work she connects the aspects of space, time, and situation, often it is a response to specific places in the landscape or architecture.

 

Recordings, composition and mixing by Jasmina Al-Qaisi and Veronika Svobodová for SEMI SILENT.
Co-produced by R{A}DIO{CUSTICA}, Czech Radio Vltava.

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