Be the first to favourite this.

Walking piece details

Duration49 minutes
No longer available

Connected with

Artists and academics were invited to participate with an audio paper (a performative or walking audio essay) or an audio walk for the walking arts encounters/conference Drifting Bodies – Fluid Spaces / Made of Walking (VII).

Huizkol, premiered at Chicago’s Lampo series in February 2020, is an opportunity to engage with our own skepticism and belief in the effects of sound on the body. This audio paper is designed for a walk to and from a location 24.5 minutes from the starting point. The practice of “brainwave entrainment” supposes that exposure to binaural beats of varying speeds can stimulate different types of brain activity. In 49 minutes, Huizkol begins at a resting state and elevates the speed of binaural beats to a highly stimulated rate before returning the listener’s mind to a state of deep rest in the end.

Specifically, each of the seven 7-minute “updrafts” employs a rate of binaural beating to mimic a different type of brain activity. The first (00:00 to 07:00) and last (42:00 to 49:00) updrafts employ Delta-wave patterns that occur during deep, dreamless sleep. The second (07:00 to 14:00) and sixth (35:00 to 42:00) updrafts employ the Theta-wave rates of REM sleep and deep relaxation. The third (14:00 to 21:00) and fifth (28:00 to 35:00) updrafts employ the Alpha-wave beating pattern of a calm, alert brain. The centerpiece of Huizkol (21:00 to 28:00) invokes highly stimulating Beta waves of active and aroused cognition.

By choosing a location 24.5 minutes away from the starting point, a participant can engage with the possibility of an energetic climax, making possible a relatively deeper state of relaxation after that stimulus. By engaging with an alternative practice such as brainwave entrainment, participants can contemplate the power of suggestion, the nexus of mind-sensation-body, as well as their own pleasure or discomfort in the possibility that sound might be able to affect the mind in such profound ways.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Also check out

Free
Walking Event
New
A Walk in the Park, a collaborative portrait of the Jardins de l’Abbaye de la Cambre, Brussels

9 - 16 Jun, 2023

FREE

Rue Raphaël 23, Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium

A visual art exhibition in Brussels from Friday June 9 to Friday June 16, 2023, at STREETVIEW, Rue Raphael 23, Anderlecht, Brussels

Walking Piece
New
SWS23
Nico’s Grave

Friedhof Grunewald (Forst), Havelchaussee, Berlin, Germany

Free
Walking Piece
New
Marŝarto23
Along the Fence

Die Macherei, Johannesstift Diakonie Berlin, Proclusio GmbH

Schönwalder Allee 26, Berlin, Deutschland

One of four participants guides the group along his usual route, which runs (due to his short memory disorder and his visual impairment with his right eye) counter-clockwise along the fence of Johannesstift area.

Free
Walking Piece
New
SWS23
Decolonising Green Spaces – A Radio Walk in the Chilterns, with Dr Geeta Ludhra.

Radio Walks podcast.

Walking Piece
New
SWS23
Soundwalkscapes: April 2023

Soundwalkscapes First Monday of April 2023. Fourth in the series, this time a walk around the Barbican estate, singing against the hard concrete walls and through the resonant spaces.

Free
Walking Piece
New
Marŝarto23
Misleading

Die Macherei, Johannesstift Diakonie Berlin, Proclusio GmbH

Schönwalder Allee 26, Berlin, Deutschland

Four participants were guided for two hours by a person who is visually impaired and uses a wheelchair. The GPS track was recorded using the Komoot app.

Free
Walking Piece
New
Open Power

Kennedy-Ufer 11, Köln, Deutschland

Over the course of a year (2015-16), I searched for free, functional 230V-sockets in and around the city of Cologne. The final result was a listing of 100 locations available on an information board and online on a website.

Free
Walking Piece
New
Paths Traveled

Buckhannon, WV, USA

This walking work features 10 audio walking tours conducted by community members.

Walking Piece
New
Marŝarto23
Salt Drawing

Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA

A geographic system of triangles and circles doubling in size is created in the Bonneville Salt Flats to record the arch of the sunset on the summer solstice. It took four days of labor to draw the diagram, and one day to draw the arch of the solstice. All labor was done by the artist and the recording was done with a drone.

POINTS D'OUÏE, PAYS...
New
Construire une écoute partagée, intentionnalités et processus

4 Jun, 2023

POINTS D'OUÏE, PAYS...
New
Histoires sons dessus-dessous

5 Jun, 2023

Free
Walking Piece
New
Marŝarto23
In which I go for a walk

Northern Sustainable Futures

A dynamic video piece where I walk from my home in Brazil, to a small town in the north of Sweden, and back.