Excerpts from ‘Sonorama’ by Claudia Molitor

‘Lost really has two disparate meanings. Losing things is about the familiar falling away, getting lost is about the unfamiliar appearing.’

(Rebecca Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost quoted by Claudia Molitor, p.21)

‘Oh, the joys of travel! To feel the excitement of sudden departure, not always knowing whither. Surely you and I are in agreement about that. How often did my life seem concentrated in that single moment of departure. To travel far, far away- and that first morning’s awakening under a new sky! And to find oneself in it- no, to discover more of oneself there… You feel your blood infused with some new intelligence, wondrously nourished by things you had no way of knowing.’

(Reiner Maria Rilke quoted by Claudia Molitor, p.22-23)

‘If ‘to hear’ is to understand the sense (..figurative…or proper sense: to hear a siren, a bird, ….is already each time to understand at least the rough outline of a situation, a context if not a text), to listen is to be straining toward a possible meaning, and consequently one that is not immediately accessible… To be listening is always to be on the edge of meaning.’

(Jean-Luc Nancy’s Listening quoted by Claudia Molitor, p.44)

Claudia Molitor: Sonorama is on at Turner Contemporary, Margate until 1 November 2015. The app is downloadable on iTunes.

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