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Core Being
sound sculpture

Audio Example - Core Being - Lilja María
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The sound sculpture Core Being is inspired by the subterranean network known as the Wood Wide Web. This collaborative structure consists of certain kinds of fungi that exist in symbiosis with plants. These fungi send out through the soil very fine threads that weave into the tips of plant roots. Through this weaving, individual plants and trees are joined together underground. 

The Core Being is made up of threads from plant fibres, those threads are stretched between the wood carvings of the sculpture and then the threads reach into the space. Performers from different disciplines are invited to enter the world of the sculpture and use their physical strength to control the tension of the threads and by following the lines carved in the wood they can produce certain sounds. The sounds are three-layered: 1) the acoustic sounds of the sculpture, 2) the amplified acoustic sounds of the sculpture and 3) the transformation of the acoustic sounds of the sculpture through sound effects which have been designed based on the idea of the sculpture existing as a creature of the subterranean world and how that world might sound like. 

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