Trash & Treasure(2023)
P5js & Max final project for The Musical Web, School For Poetic Computation
Trash & Treasure is a lightly satyrical, hopefully sensual, interactive web-based sound and image collage that was born of observation, rumination, “chance” encounters, half memories, unmet desires and a trail of bread crumbs. It’s a little industrial, a little folk myth, a little of the earth, ether, and underworld and very much allegorical. It started with an intent to make something that could engage the senses while on/in screens, to pique curiosity, to incite a slowing down and grounding into the pre/post-human world via a digital space and possibly even coax a haptic, tactile, analog feeling. It ended up becoming an open door where there was previously a dead end (for me anyway). Releasing sound work on the internet has felt largely unappealing, rote and restrictive. As rudimentary as this project is, it functions as a means of releasing music and sound work that is still within the body it came from, within the world of my practice instead of a severed fragment of my practice adrift inside of structures that weren’t built with it’s multidimensionality in mind.