A brief syllable (Dear Alys)
For some time I thought about designing imaginary instruments. Sometimes I tried to make them, though often the outcome was silence. After a while, I realized that the imagination of a work would always be different to the work in actuality, and that the conversation circulating around the invisible object; may be enough to sustain it. An open-ended sequence.
A brief syllable (Dear Alys) is part of an ongoing project that combines a long-term correspondence with Andrew Dipper, a violin restorer in Minnesota, and the documentation of a friendship with Alys. Conversations loop around myths, music, and the desire to be met. Here, the sound of the landscape relies only on itself, where translucence and impermanence act as tools that question the duration of a work and its lifetime. The project is documented through slide projection, writing exercises, letters, and live conversation.