Water *word

Sound installation, Curiouser#9, Saint-Leonard-on-Sea (GB), June 2019

With the precious and kind collaboration of Andrew M. Byrd, linguist and phonologist, professor at University of Kentucky.

In progress...

Water *word is a poetic interpretation of the journey of world through space and time.

 

In tree aquariums (filled of water), the word “water” can be heard at different stage of its evolution… From the abyss to the air, the word get transformed as well as the sound, while emerging through the successive aquariums.

In this piece I mean to connect a thing with its name, a natural element with language.
Water *word is an attempt to dive into the mysterious profundity of etymology.