Writing. My sonic and visual work starts from a poetic intuition that transforms into a text. On other occasions, reading makes me want to experiment with sounds or images. In some way or another, my creative processes are triggered by writing or reading some meaningful text.
I like to feel what I am working on. I enjoy mediums that connect me directly with my work: clay, paper sets and the natural sound of acoustic guitar, with as little filters or electronic improvements as possible.
Taking for granted that the body is the primal tool, well, the second tool I use most is pencil and paper, as the origin of all my works is basically conceptual and I use to note my ideas down, sketch or storyboard wherever I am.
Benna Gaean Maris
Editing my works with printed out still images before using the computer.
Jonathan Onsuwan Johnson
Max/msp based sound sculpture -#maxmsp #procedural #generative #electroacoustic #soundsculpture #soundart #composition
Oleg Kharch Group
While not a tool by strict definition, the accident plays an important role in my process and it is something I have learnt to embrace when stumbled upon. It usually begins by noticing a commonality, or at least a similarity, amongst unrelated and disparate images, and then collating them to create a sense of unity. For me, this consistent sense of unity is generated through the grid, which is, by default, the visual structure that lies at the heart of a lot of my work. I have a very unhealthy obsession with the grid. The grid, for me, is the logical way to collect, compile, and curate found imagery. It even influences my photographic work—which differs slightly from my web-based appropriation work—where I manipulate the way we digest digital media via the pixel array. I like the grid because it creates a sense of meaning and order out of unconnected and unrelated imagery. It also allows for limitless growth, which is important given most of my projects are ongoing. I’m philosophically obsessed with the Absurd—the fundamental disharmony between our search for meaning and the meaninglessness of the universe—so I enjoy asking questions more than I do trying to find possible answers.
I would say both a blade and then to accompany it, any liquid material that can be used as an adhesive. I love the idea of pulling things apart and putting them together again to rebuild, remake, and make anew-- and that the history is embedded in the structure.
Ecco / Aquí [Nancy Y. Kim]
My cell phone is my all day, everyday, every tool. Despite having better equipment, I always have my phone on me, and frequently use it to record sound and video, take photos, and jot down notes and voice memos.
Ecco / Aquí [Sarah Crofts]
The tool I currently use the most is a needle and thread.
My Sony MiniDisc Recorder works its way into everything I do. I record and perform with it. The sound quality is great, and it's really fun to play.
Reading one-on-one interviews taken with creative pioneers.