Humming Together

Sound Installation, 2021

Nestled in an installation which suggests closeness but does not demand it, the sound work strives to create moments of somatic experience and connectedness.

The artist records and mixes an ongoing series interviews with a growing number of participants whom the artist asks to hum sounds which produce a feeling of security, relaxation and connectedness, exploring the crucial role that humming has in developing physical and psychological resilience within the human organism. This sound work is a reflection of the political implications of emotional regulation and resilience via the creation of a shared vibration, and works to make an impact through soft tones, tenderness and knowledge transfer.

text by Nomaduma Rosa Masilela