I perform on electric fans using contact microphones to amplify the fans own heartbeat. The fan’s heartbeat is a sound that is dulled away by our ears because it is extraneous to the fan’s purpose—providing air circulation. When I perform on a fan, the fan’s sonic signature gains a presence, a voice, and becomes a living object.
Through a layer of anthropomorphized vocality my performance practice becomes an avenue for listening complexly to the objects we interact with. Listening reminds us that these everyday objects are considerable contributors to our personal sonic reality.