Kinokologue developed out of a conversation regarding what we should do with the many hours of recordings we have stored on our hard drives. Each sound had been collected for a particular project or on the whim of hearing something intriguing. Stored as data files, they remain indefinitely waiting for someone to initiate their release into the world…
In exploration of this continuously changing and growing archive of sound spores, Kinokophone created a physical archive that explores ways of presenting and categorising sound collections. The installation questions the nature of sounds as objects of value which are worth preserving, and explores our own relationships with the sounds we record, the process behind creating them and what they can mean to others.
For this Kinokophone collaboration, Jon, Amanda and Michael selected sounds from their sound collections for the project. These sounds were sent to Akiko and Takashi who listened to the recordings without knowing the sound source. Akiko responded to these sounds through embroideres and Takashi through sculpted models. The result is a cabinet of sonic curiosities explored through the ears, eyes and the imagination.