Non Human Sonic Entity Sonic Embryonic Matter Sonic Possibilism Sonic Being Haptic Sonic User Experience Zensonic Xenolalia Metasonic Gateway Aural Sex Functional Auditory Hallucenogenic Tool The Contemporary Ear
Jordan Edge works at the intersection of Experience design, Sound Sculpture and fictive worlding that presents non human entities and material forms of expression. They use organic materials such as silicone, latex and plant rubber and manipulate them using air, robotics, soft robotics and sound to create kinetic sculptures that exist as generative forms of communication. Existing within imagined architectures and worlds; materialised as experiential installations representing abstract forms of non figurative embodiments. The architectural systems that shape sensory communicative experience culminate in our ephemeral environment, shaping our multidimensional identities and personas. Jordan creates these realms by deconstructing human experience, and translating it into non-human experience, embodied as sonic entities. They break down constructs within systematic worlding and ficitoning, reforming ideas into non-human relational products. This approach fabricates windows into abstract possible worlds, through the imagination of sound, sonic object and non-sound.
My practice communicates the act of material listening and listening as a process to develop a greater understanding of immediate sensory ecosystems. I experiment with industrial objects, raw materials & architecture to manipulate the medium through which sound travels, creating sculptures and installations that explore the physical and psychological effects of sound on the human experience. I use transformative frequencies as an ephemeral tool to open up Spiritual, Magickal and Queer ecosystems of thought.
Different realities can be tapped into, parallel worlds can be created through mapping invisible acoustic landscapes and tuning into the micro or macrocosmic. Sonic gods and ethers; how do humans make sound to connect with non human entities? Magickally charged instruments? Sacred embryonic hymns in which we communicate beyond our sense of self with the more than human world?
Recieved 'The Auxiliary Sonic Arts Emerging Artist Award 2019' and the 'Seoul Award of Excellence 2017'.