A very special Image-Sound-Book

Introduction

Sound, ears.

Picture, eyes.

Text, thoughts.

What happens if there’s only one perceiving sense? What happens when we process a sensory impression with another sense? Probably some kind of recollection.

In this case was first: the text. It is based on experiences of all senses; on the processing of sensory experiences in the mind and their appearance on paper by head, hands and other instruments.

These written words in turn trigger experiences.

What happens when we process these experiences with our head and our hands for the eyes? When we draw and make the text sensually appear as images for the eyes?

Every perception through one sense automatically triggers perceptions in other senses. However, these are probably not new perceptions, but memories.

This work experiments with such sensual interactions. In your hands there is something perceived with all senses, reproduced through a sense, made perceptible again through eyes and ears. A triple- or even quadruple-sensuality which wandered

through people and their senses and sensuality, comprehensible for you in five personal reflections. They follow the first base, the text, which is accompanied here by its second interpretation, the pictures.

Its first interpretation, which is part of this project, is the music. It was improvised after all musicians read the text. This music is now recombined with the text, the voice of the author, in the sound file to this print.

So now we have various interpretations of the same basis by different people and their instruments. In this way new, unprecedented worlds emerge no one has ever sensually experienced before.

How much do these expressions resemble the impressions of Prend, the author of the text?

If you read the text, listen to the sound recording and then look at the pictures, you get various impressions. If you look at the pictures, listen to the sound recording and then read the text … does the same thing happen to you?

Do time and therefore order play a role? The text comes word by word into us. Little by little something whole forms until finally places and worlds emerge.

A picture is captured by dots put together and quickly forms an idea in the mind. Sound changes space. Without changing our own position and with our eyes closed, we are immediately in the same room where the improvisation took place. The duration of the improvisation can reinforce these impressions like a pull.

Therefore it is advisable to eat enough before the improvisation, to have water with you and to lie comfortably. Quickly the body is no longer perceived and we dissolve in everything. And suddenly the skin reacts! The heart! The stomach! The legs! A pleasant, sensitive being happens.

Where to? What to do? Why? When? Now!

What is being perceived?

The musicians in this studio, because of the text they have read and because they are what they have become, the dark depths of the drawings, the many hints in the text now trigger these emotions. But that‘s all already over. No. It‘s still there.

Everything is there.

This print in your hands enables you to read and see. The visit of this link enables you to hear:

www.diediebe.ch/chariotoffire