Sounds from dangerous places – Peter Cusack
Tuesday, 3.12.19, 17.30 Uhr
“Recent travels have brought me into contact with some difficult and potentially dangerous places. Most are sites of major environmental/ecological damage; others are nuclear sites or the edges of military zones. The danger is not necessarily to a short-term visitor, but to the people who live there or through the location’s role in geopolitical power structures. Some are areas where extreme and hostile conditions have been created, in others regeneration is underway. It is noticeable that environmentally damaged sites can be both sonically and visually compelling, even beautiful and atmospheric. There is, often, an extreme dichotomy between an aesthetic response and knowledge of the ‘danger’, whether it is pollution, social injustice, military or geopolitical.
– Peter Cusack