Remembering and Forgetting

New audio work by Prof David Toop released by Bergen Kunsthall, 'Remembering and Forgetting'

"Writing a text on the art of memory, guided meditation and hypnagogic imagery for Joachim Koester’s book, Bringing Something Back, I recalled my own memory from the early 1970s, lying in bed above the sound of a river in which I heard indecipherable voices murmuring to me as if fell into hypnagogia, then sleep. The deep entrancement of turbulent waters in which voices spoke of time fading into darkness led me to the Nine Songs, ninth-century shamanistic poems from ancient China, translated by Arthur Waley, in which the female shaman has visions of her spirit companion in his fish-scale house under the water. Remembering and Forgetting is a sound piece that enacts a parallel narrative to this sequence of memories, a falling into abyssal architecture which is as solid as remembering, as elusive as forgetting." - David Toop


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