Playback Head is an audiovisual journey that considers the transience of time, the bonds of family, and the experience of (im)migration. This project is comprised of two separate pieces: a multichannel audio/video installation, and a short film. It combines footage collected over a period of fifty years, on both analogue and digital media, with a collage of evocative soundscapes and experimental music. A synesthetic depiction of past events—recollections of childhood, travelling, and different homes—these works combined investigate possible relations between sound and image, employing different kinds of media technologies, and set in distinct contexts, such as the cinema and the gallery space, each one with its own set of possibilities and idiosyncrasies.
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