Soundings

  • curated by Miriam Wistreich
  • Kunsthalle Amsterdam
  • with Romi Morrison
  • (2020)

Sounding: noun

the action or process of measuring the depth of the sea or other body of water.

information or evidence ascertained as a preliminary step before deciding on a course of action.

Soundings is a moment to let the noise of constant-attention-turbo-capitalism fade into the background. In this bookmarklet web experience we recite selections of poems by Black Feminist poets & scholars: Audre Lorde and Alexis Pauline Gumbs, and invite you to read some lines from Claudia Rankine. We invite you to consider how fully you can feel in your daily doings, how the erotic is a well of everyday affirmation, how the power of naming the feeling allows for power to transform whats is possible, and that “wanting to want to” is reason enough.

The full project can be viewed here: soundings.kunsthalleamsterdam.nl.

Soundings is a project by Romi Ron Morrison and Loren Britton. Curated by Miriam Wistreich and the Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology as part of a series of four online commissions by Kunsthalle Amsterdam in collaboration with Alt_Cph 20: Patterns in Resistance. Coded by Karl Tryggvason. Duration: 9:31.