Shadows of Tomorrow
2016, sound and light sculpture
The point of departure for, Shadows of Tomorrow, is the science fiction film Contact in which a female scientist after years of searching and listening captures sounds from outer space. These sequences of sounds and codes are perceived as a language from an unknown entity wishing to make contact. Using this science fiction film, a vocabulary of manipulated sound passages are re-recorded with a human beatboxer into a new and abstract language. The soundtrack is played out in several sequences together with multiple lights: an algorithm prompts the coloured lights to switch on and off. Performed through the beatboxer’s body and with resonance in the installation, Lislegaard’s Shadows of Tomorrow proposes hidden messages and future events. With the use of an alternative vocabulary and sounds channelled through the body, the beatboxer voices the unknown.