Samson Young – Nocturne

Samson Young
Nocturne (2015)

”Nocturne (2015) is a sound performance, conceived around and in reaction to a series of night bombing videos that the artist has collected on youtube, which are edited into a video that is stripped away of all sounds. These footages originate from a variety of sources including news reports, archival footages, and video captured and uploaded by amateurs. Throughout the performance, the performer watches this silent video on a monitor, and attempts to accurately restore its soundtrack of explosions, gunshots and debris, by playing a live foley set using a series of regular household objects. The audience can choose to engage with the performance directly in front of the set, or at a distance through channeled sound via the dedicated handheld radio.”

For more info about this project and the artists work, visit his website.