Beijing based artist Yan Jun creates new thought structures via sound and language.
Yan's current sound works deploy inventive configurations of headphones which allow groups of listeners to share an extended reflexive ganglion cluster.
Multiple headphones are linked via a hub to a recorder and a pair of mics which in turn feedback via a single pair of head-free headphones. Akin to a temporary external neural net the listeners form a symbiotic organism as they share a single set of ears while their collective body impacts upon the audio environment. By deploying a variety of microphones in motion to capture phonography near and far afield a backdrop is provided for the participants which grounds subsequent audio events.
The scenes shift with immersive microfeedback, creating dynamic tension between the everyday world around us and the linked individual nervous systems. Subtle body movements and improvised actions yield instantaneous aural shifts of great intensity.
image courtesy of randy h.y. yau