On the Border of Lines
sound performance with ink, glass, bio plastic and contact mics
On the Border of Lines is a sound performance dismissing power structures within language by deconstructing words to lines and sound,
as each dot on the instrument surface triggers sound. Each dot triggering sound and building lines in relation to one another.
In the end, the instrument surface serves as a writing and trace of the sonic performance itself.
Looking upon words as beyond the means of communicating, but as a means of relating, when lines and sound allow a space for a
multitude of interpretations. And so, deconstructing words to lines and sound becomes a language on its own. A language meant to break itself.
A language on its own leading to relating in a space of constant (mis)interpretations and (mis)communications.
A-writing-in-continuous-progress of dots as each dot triggers sound. And each dot is just a building block for a line in relation to another.
Sound appears in the co-appearance of an image slowly evovling as the instrument surface.
Language equals power. A medium of revealing hierarchy and mind, more than a means of communication.
Writing with the Latin alphabet is linear - and so is Western thought process.
When language never fully carries the ability to carry meaning without miscommunication,
lines as a surface medium resist that process by looking at a surface to conceptualize what one sees not reads.
Allowing a multitude of interpretations depending on the reader.
Allowing oneself to think and see in layers. To free oneself from the political structures of lines.
To let one’s hand engage with lines in another way. And by doing so, using one’s language of the body
to express something other than the body.
An unlearning of language, re-learning writing and de-learning previous understanding of lines.
extracts from live performances with Zeynep Burça Oral