I receive what is. . .
My body is sound
Listening guides my body
Sound is the fiber of my being and of all sentient beings without exception
– Pauline Oliveros
map making and marking
To expand my local knowledge of Ólafsfjörður, I have made some maps which I am asking people to annotate with specific personal points:
- a surprising event
- a significant event
- a place to listen
- a place of warmth
- other (please describe)
I’m not sure how effective this strategy will be except to prompt conversations. So far discoveries I have made:
- There is one romantic place in town- a solitary bench that overlooks the lake.
- For all participants, the place of warmth is the home.
- Nature is to be listened to.
- A researcher came to the library once to search for strange creatures.
The weather is making it difficult to feel like I am making progress, today was the coldest at around -6 degrees. Although there was the most light I have seen, it’s difficult to endure the outdoors for too long. In the evening the cafe had a knitting activity (or cake-eating) which was also combined with another artist’s lantern-making workshop.
I will continue listening and looking for another week and see what arises. I was told I should interview Ave the Estonian church organ player. She also plays the piano accordion.