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    Strategy- example- intention 

1.1 What do I want to make? (strategy)
1.2 How do I plan to make it? (example)
1.3 What is my timetable?
1.4 Why do I want to make it? (intention)
1.5 Who can help me and how?
1.6 Previously
1.7 Relation to a larger context 

Let's Amplify Unspeakable Things


'Revisiting podcasts' questions the establishment of authoritative/male voices that create exclusive speech platforms, along the assumption that voices have to be rational, authoritative (voice of expertise) etc. The intervention that changes the paradigm becomes a set of podcasts that revisit the sound material produced in situated amplification meetings and soundwalks. Every podcast includes the previous one, on a way that creates repetetive layers of the same material. Creating presence by repetetion.'Revisiting podcasts' are upsetting binaries such as male/female, expert/amateur, rational/irrational. It is about creating poetic (audio) narratives emerging from the contribution of people.

How (example)

approaches of listening and participation and specificity instead of formal articulation of rhetorics speech act-> making things-> making space urgency of specificity

scenario A. Amplification through multitude. I will create a digital platform, a common public place where the voices meet. Constructing your own tools (streaming devices and apps) and access to the medium that amplifies the voice (privitization of medium, patriarchal structure). People will contribute with their own voices (or writings?) online or from workshops/gatherings I will intitiate. I will broadcast them back to the public space of Leeszaal for example or use them as material for soundwalks.

scenario B. participatory performances in circles or immitating a model of democracy/ mediation? Borrowing practices of amplification embodied or mediated. Trying in Lesszaal, Piet Zwart

scenario C. Subterranean streams. suppression of voices in that area with a broader concern on how the voices are amplified. It is about revealing hidden aspects of this Dutch area that it is connected How stories underneath are revealed Sound excavation Where the private/public and gender separation is present in that specific example. What modes of address are present. How they are mediated. Is there a collective voice? Leeszaal is my meeting point I visit the area, recording characteristic sounds from it, walk and then visit Leeszaal as a meeting point of these people that are related to that area. I will make my archive of recorded sounds open to the people that are related to the area and I will start conversations about them and their personal connection with them. I wil give an object to discuss, like a printed soundwave where they can annotate on it and then I will come back with a new thing. THe process will be about involvement. Then gradually this process will reveal topic that are important for them to discuss and record voices or not. This process will create an archive of sounds either recordings, findings, voices that maybe I will stream.

The process is about liveness. Spread the area's secret sides live. I am going to introduce layers of mapping and I will reflect with my own voice as well Archive as a process for transmitting (storage or presence)

why (intention)

Larger context

(from my thesis) There is a mystification around the female voice since the base of the European though, the democracy of Ancient Greece. According to Anne Carson there is a patriarchical anxiety on the "annoying noise" that the female voice creates. The collective highpitched cry of women was not permitted to be exposed in the public civic arena where politics were discussed, mostly by men. Women were expressing the collective dark memories and emotions of a society. These unspeakable things had to stay hidden. In todays society this exclusion in public spaces and political spheres is still valid. I believe that the female voice is related to the collective voice that talks about the vulnerable side of the human nature. Aspects of our nature, like birth and death, have been repressed and demonized by religion and the state. The democracy that we are used to has an oxymoron inside. Privitized mediums are fascilitating democracy by empowering the individual. Public spaces as an extension of that are also privitized. But isn't a democratic arena a place where everyone can talk, everything comes to the table and decisions are made collectively?


Relation to publishing




other projects

The Parasitic Reading Room,,

The Parasitic Reading Room expanded its reach with one of its most dynamics installment, an urban dérive across the irregular streets of the city in companion of a mobile radio (, through a live broadcast of the public readings. In that moment, the “walking reading room” became a space of knowledge exchange, of joint efforts to keep the radio moving, of empathy and joyful, of different languages discussing together relevant topics, a space where to sing and to learn, a borderless open school. It consists of readers (publication), headphones, radio broadcast. Different participants, one transmitter My approach: collection of texts (reader) related to female voices and public speech, reading outside extracts of the reader that also contains sentenses of women meetings. We walk together outside and externalize the material produced from the different meetings. Record and listen to sounds from the city. Using the recorder or a mic with headphones? Need to make: the audio streaming.

Furtive Furtive Suspicious

Voices from different channels (?) describing something, with adjectives. Is it the female voice? It may be a live streaming of women broadcasting from different transmitters at the same time. Different spots? But coming online/on radiowaves together? My approach: it could be that I ask women in Leeszaal to broadcast from different sources in the same place. Or just record themselves and listening to this after. Their voices could be played dpending on the time they are frecording themselves.

Pitch Sisters,

Ain Bailey's immersive multi-channel sound piece The Pitch Sisters (2012) is a composition challenging the notion of a 'preferred pitch' of a woman's voice, questioning restrictive heteronormative roles and who has the power to define gender ideals.


7 December 2018
5 February 2019

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