TALKING TO PLANTS (RHIZOME STATE)
Sound art installation with Amber and many other composers, sound and interdisciplinary artists. Inspired by knowledge of how Ojibwe people talk to plants for medicine, each sound piece placed onto vinyl is created in response to two questions: what is the idea of a plant and how would you talk to it? Made with two Pioneer PL-7 turntables, two separate stereo speaker systems with amplifiers, two unique vinyl records, and one floor platform lightbox. Both records, with each sound piece, play at the same time on automatic replay continuously. This piece is currently expanding to consist of over 100 LP's. The installation is sustained within an isolated listening room with benches placed along the wall and floor space for laying down.
Talking to Plants No.7 | Demian Dine'Yazhi' (Dine') + Amber Stucke
Talking to Plants No.3 | Kate Lee Short + Amber Stucke
Talking to Plants No.9 | Elisa Harkins (Cherokee/Mvskoke) + Amber Stucke
Talking to Plants No.1 | Dahn Gim + Amber Stucke
TALKING TO PLANTS No.7: Amber Stucke + Demian Dine'Yazhi' (Dine') | Made in 2018, each record has one 12:45min sound piece by Demian Dine'Yazhi', and on the other side has a 7:38min sound piece by Amber Stucke.
TALKING TO PLANTS No.3: Amber Stucke + Kate Lee Short | Made in 2019, each record has one 11:00min sound piece by Kate Lee Short, and on the other side has a 13:55min sound piece by Amber Stucke.
TALKING TO PLANTS No.9 | Elisa Harkins (Cherokee/Mvskoke) + Amber Stucke. Made in 2020, each record has one 14:44min sound piece by Harkins, and on the other side has a 7:57min sound piece by Stucke.