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Is it and are you – bound? Are those the vectors that delineate who we are, our poetics of relationality? With eyes but through my disputed body what I see is a filter bubble – a lonely pleasure – painfully aware of its ‘independence’ its ‘individuality’ its framings. Is this periphery we see heading straight back to the pleasures we despise? Gently swaying in contemplation – safe, highly addictive and kindly stimulating like a lullaby. A place of sight I have no option but to approach this through the tactility of being bound.
In sound and video installations, Hannah Weinberger creates sonically interactive exhibitions that enlist audiences as collaborators and co-producers. Weinberger corrals and isolates atmospheric sounds from daily life — in field recordings or through the participation of street musicians — and gives them renewed context and attention within insulated exhibition environments. Installations of responsive audio systems outfitted with infrared sensors react to temperature changes and movements of visitors; increases in crowd density further influence the shifts of the soundtracks, which also reveal spatial dimensions through their reverberations. In Weinberger’s installations, audiences become cooperative ensembles that enhance an awareness of the ways public spaces enable shared experiences and collective action. (Recipient of the Swiss Art Award, Basel in 2019).