I am very pleased to announce and share my publication “Sonic Proximities: Locating Oneself and the Others Within a “Migratory Journey”.” in the Journal of Network Music and Arts 4, 1 (2022).
This issue of the Journal addresses the theme “Network Arts:
Transformation of Distance.” Questions on different aspects of distance are addressed by the five articles involving different technologies, art practices and contexts, in contemporary times of connecting during the Covid-19 pandemic.
My contribution is a reflection on the first version of the INTIMAL App© developed with The Studio Recovery Fund, and the test with 10 women in Bath, UK. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, this article reflects on the social and environmental “sonic proximities” that emerged out of the listening experiences using the INTIMAL mobile app with ten women based in Bath, United Kingdom. I suggest that the embodied and interactive simplicity of the app stimulates connections that support the gradual transformation of environmental and social distance, thereby providing a sense of individual and collective agency.
The reflection was presented first at the NowNet Arts Conference 2021, and with the feedback received and further reflections, the results are published here.
Thanks to Sarah Weaver and Corinna Kirsch, to make possible this publication, and congratulations on the full issue.