Sonic exploration network Southern Africa


In a profoundly unsilent world, noise stands in for silence. Amplified to a roar, stretched, compressed and filtered, it becomes a thundering black backdrop to how small experience becomes by having to filter out essential detail.

On the other hand, black noise is a space – the negative roar left behind after the sudden ending of any continuous sound field or experience. It’s not unlike the state sought in the practice of meditation, but more immanent and beyond one’s control – and commonly only of short duration. hashtag_blacknoise is a performative investigation into these unsilent silences.