Can the movement of air through sound replace human touch and intimacy? Could an embargo on physical, tactical interaction in fact strengthen the psyche? And if not strengthen it, can a forced isolation bend it to will?
A continuing psychological experiment, isoxia, is a part musical performance / part installation. A proponent of forced isolation and a deliberately-militant ifestyle, composer and synthesist Abhi Meer recreates a Truman Show-esque experience of his life as an artist in stasis.
Held over a period of one work-week from August 3 – August 7, isoxia will be broadcast live, in-residence from The Method in audio and video and will be soundtracked using an array of synthesizers and sound devices.
Gently-modulated washes of sound will clash with slow, phase-shifting noise to hopefully crate endless, melodic melancholia, serving as the only other another presence in the room, and perhaps the only presence that matters.