03.12.2012 - 09.12.2012
ROSIE HEINRICH : IT WAS BIG ENOUGH TO GET ME COMPLETELY INSIDE
Sound piece published as 10 inch vinyl record with booklet, and live performance.
Recorded voices recount the nature and dangers of human desire, crisis and transcendence with abandon. This publication is a sound piece. It is a construction of interwoven interview fragments in which three people recount transcending their perception of reality. The narrative oscillates between the seemingly fictive and real testimonies, forming both a coherent narrative and dissonance. This assemblage relates a fantastical and disturbing tale of esoteric and shamanic rituals, of training schools and occupation, of psychological and bodily accounts, treading a tenuous line between desire and turmoil. It poses the zealous nature of group and individual desire and its potential to dominate and compel. The work considers the constitution of one’s own being, reality and narration.
Cover image by Bryan Nash Gill, Woodcut, Princeton Architectural Press, 2012