“I would join you on your swing (responding)” 2021
sound installation, 8m 1s
Edited by Matthew McGeown
The Briggait 1973 Hall
Shown here at The Briggait 1873 Hall as part of “The Alternative Degree Show Festival: Part 1” this field recording responds to “Tandem (kiik)” which was shown simultaneously in Mid-Wharf Art & Design (MAaD). Collectively, the work uses interpretations of the motion of swinging in an attempt to question the duality of experience and non-identicality of environment in collaboration.
“I would join you on your swing (responding)” is an 8-minute-long auditory interpretation of the ascension and descension of a swinging motion. The sound moves from speaker-to-speaker in an attempt to replicate the sonic experience of swinging back and forth. The title “I would join you on your swing” is a translation from Estonian of the first line of the song “Kiigelaul”, a ‘swing-song’ which ascends and descends in melody and was traditionally sang while swinging. The song acts as a collaborative device to aid the swingers in keeping their rhythm and functions under a duet of call & response.
Best experienced with headphones or stereo sound system.