Original work by Robin Rimbaud - Scanner


This is an extract. The full piece is 18'48".

Resisting Andrew Waggoner’s ideas around the "colonisation of silence" – the unwanted nature of interference, in radio, in digital recording and everyday soundscapes – forms this work. This ‘interference’, these unwanted sounds evoke the titular, broader, more social phenomenon: those on the outskirts or periphery of society, are considered impure elements, considered as ‘noise’ that pollute the false notion of a 'pure' silence.

In ‘Peripheria’ the question of ‘belonging’ expands to the farthest reaches of our imagination, for while tension inevitably gives way to balance, only surrender to alterity can bring harmony to these liminal places where differing, subjectively even 'alien', walks of life diffuse.

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