Field Recording, Movement, and Amplified Hearing with the Native Plants 

(Durham, North Carolina, 15-17.03.2022)

 

I taught this workshop as a guest in Prof. Maria Fantinato Géo de Siqueira’s course at Duke University, Mapping, sound and ecology. In this workshop we tried to connect with the history of the originary peoples of Durham in relation to the intervention of Duke University in the territory. In the Duke Botanical Gardens, the Native Plants section is remarkably the least taken care of. After a discussion of Durham’s colonial history, we engaged in movement and voice exercises in amplified hearing, and then, from the Native Plants section, we went off to record our lines in the gardens, with the intention of making this history present, and revindicating the role of indigenous voices and knowledge.