To Listen To China For One Month Without Speaking

Performance, with artist Davide Di Saro
Viktoria Institute, Göteborg, Sweden, 2005
Nanjing Art Institute Gallery, Nanjing, China, 2003

The performance involved listening to pure sounds from the immediate environment without the interference of intracranial noises from speech, over a one month period. Communication occurred with gesture, eye contact, and text. Listening and removing the auditory masking effect of speech allows one to focus on not just the sound waves produced by the mechanics of the environment, but also those sounds produced by the ear and the brain, which are involved in the listening experience.