In late March, I began a visual and sonic collaboration with violinist Clara Lyon and cellist Hannah Collins that would sustain us over many months of quarantine. In response to a photo of a collage I texted to them, Clara and Hannah sent me a spontaneous recording of a ukulele and a melodious whistle.
Only 42 seconds in length, the image and sound together came to be known as Guida, Italian for “guide.” Guida marked the beginning of an alliance that routed us through the isolation of the time. The almost daily exchange of image and sound evolved into a project of inspired conversation. It became our language.
- Prologue, with Clara Lyon and Hannah Collins
- Odyssey, with Clara Lyon and Hannah Collins
- Intermezzo: Shipwrecked, with Clara Lyon and Hannah Collins
Correspondence is featured in the exhibition Only Connect at Carrie Secrist Gallery through February 13, 2021. The exhibition is viewable in person by appointment and on the gallery's online viewing room (click "Video" for the visual/musical works). To request an appointment in person, email firstname.lastname@example.org