Chasing ∞
2012-2013
Video projection w/ stereo sound (loop)

by Matilde Meireles and Rui Chaves

‘Chasing ∞’ seeks to expose the underlying political, temporal, spatial and performative conditions in which soundscape recording takes place. These conditions are mediated through the presence of a field recording artist and the use of a musical instrument – electric guitar – as the primary device with which one can record the wind.

The presence of the body/instrument relationship is explored by a visual framework, which articulates narrative through different temporal interventions during one day, in one place. This evidences the ephemerality of the process, expanded through the process of video editing that hints on the impossible idea of infinity. An everlasting durational performance, in which one lets the unpredictable force of the wind create a stochastic process that ultimately determines the sonic process.