While in Coliumo Bay, Chile, investigating different modes of orientation by local fishermen, sound artist Sandra Volny discovered that they were able to navigate the treacherous, dark and foggy conditions of the Pacific coast by relying on sound. This 8-minutes auditory portrait flips back and forth between seeing/hearing and listening/visualizing, relying on the white noise of the ocean as an auditory space for narratives of individual and collective imagination to emerge.
Sandra Volny is an artist and researcher whose artistic practice focuses on the perception of sound spaces. Working across diverse media such as sound, moving images, photography, sculpture and text, she produces installations, instruments and videos. She holds a PhD in Art Sciences from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Université de Montréal and Hexagram Network member.