Aural State

As MS Stubnitz passed through international waters between Rotterdam and Newcastle, Duncan Speakman and Sneha Solanki created on-board an independent state whose borders where mapped on aural and electromangnetic terrains.

Throughout the Navigate live art festival Solanki and Speakman issued audio passports as processed real-time recordings from aural accounts and the invisible transmissions from electronic devices on board the vessel. The resulting soundscapes were stored as individual one-off magnetic tapes which could be owned, traded, given away or destroyed by the audience.

navigate live art festival commission. 2005
Newcastle City Quayside. UK

MS Stubnitz