Nickel van Duijvenboden - Echolocation (Session)
Echolocation (Session) is a new work by Nickel van Duijvenboden. Following his micro residency in Kirkenes, Nickel van Duijvenboden will give a performative reading inside a disused communal space belonging to the Kirkenes mine. Van Duijvenboden blends speech with sound recordings and live instruments in a loosely arranged setting, creating a parallel narrative based on a prior visualization of the location and a psycho-geographical exploration of the surroundings. Echolocation (Session) is a work by Nickel van Duijvenboden, commissioned by Dark Ecology 2016. In Van Duijvenboden’s recent work, written exchanges serve as a technique not just to create an intimate discourse, but also, paradoxically perhaps, distance, or a sense of withdrawal. To Van Duijvenboden the written letter has become a means of rhythmic reporting from a situation of constructed ‘remoteness’. It allows a degree of improvisation, which in some cases recalls the act of dérive: an unplanned journey undertaken by a flaneur. Read the script for Echolocation (Session) here www.nickelvd.nl
Nickel van Duijvenboden
The work of Nickel van Duijvenboden (NL) centers on the question how to visually represent a writing practice. The word ‘writing’ here should be understood in its broadest sense, including reading, speech, script, correspondence, translation, reproduction, archiving, broadcasting...