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By Ellen Söderhult on Linda Blomqvist

To listen with all senses

In a piece of writing on listening, the philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy asks what it means for a being to “be immersed entirely in listening, formed by listening or in listening, listening with all his being?” Later he continues: ”What secret is at stake when one truly listens, that is, when one tries to capture or surprise the sonority rather than the message?” […] “What does to be listening, to be all ears, as one would say “to be in the world”, mean? What does it mean to exist according to listening, for it and through it, what part of experience and truth is put into play?” Maybe The Sound by Linda Blomqvist together with Madeleine Lindh and Sandra Lolax could be considered a form of answer to Nancy’s questions. An answer in the sense of a response, an echo or a proposition. Or, it could be considered a different, embodied and materialized way of asking these questions.

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Las Trenza by Lilly Pfalzer with Carolina Bailón, Suavitel Paper, Dalinka Flores, Anahí „Dragonzito“ Juárez, Safo Mami, Karla Frías, Natalia Marmolejo & Lilly Pfalzer, Mexico City, 2017

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Theo Mercier, photo: Martin Argyroglo
Elsa, 2017

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Ebe Oke at AA Bronson’s “Garten der Lüste” at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. Photos by Frank Sperling. Berlin, 2018