The work is about the lost land of lemuria. Time traveling and how we can learn from past mistakes. I wanted to see if I could sing with the Indri lemurs, and ask them about their lost land.
Like ghosts the Indri lemurs where Floating through the canopy of the trees,
their bodies growing to twice their size, and this strange song or call resonating through the jungle.
Are we In the middle of Lemuria ?
Am I standing in a city right now, a church or the town hall of lemuria?
I just can't see it, am I an Inaudible invisible frequence to them ?
As they call the sun up, for us
or is their call, some kind of bridge? The bridge between worlds?
Why are we so unattached to the earth? What being would destroy its own nest?
We must be aliens, lost in worlds ?
Oh holy being
half man, half ghost.
I am asking you ghost to ghost
To teach us the song of the bridge, so we can find home
the indri song
the cord of being
we become alien
but if we cultivate it
and weave it
to a basket
we can carry the world
Map of Lemuria By Wiliam Scott-Eliot
Lemuria was a continent that existed about 34 million years ago.
According to the prophecies of the theosof Mrs. H. P. Blavatsky, there once was a land called Lemuria. It was destroyed by volcanic fires, and most of its land now lies under the sea.
Blavatsky speaks of "the destruction of 'Lemuria' by underground fires" (volcanoes) that caused the continent to sink.The vast continent that had once ruled the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific oceans now consisted of huge islands that gradually disappeared one after another.
Madagascar is one of the last remnants of Lemuria and the Indri lemurs living there are the last descendents.
Local legends discribe the Indri lemur as being half ghost, half man.They can jump between these worlds, as they like.
singing to the Star nation
Sound Installation and Performance Møn Bienalen 2020
In the work Ground station, I sing inside a homemade parabolar I dug out of the ground. I wantet
To reach the star nation, aliens, gods and all the other beings of the universe,
Depending on the size of a parabol, the further the Parabolar can transmit,
I dug my Parabolar in the ground and covered it with clay and performed in it.
In order to get more sound out of it,
I strapped a loudspeaker around my waist, and made it point down towards the centre of the dish so it could broadcast as far as possible.
In addition I had a balloon hanging in the focal point, with a wireless microphone attached to it. The mic picked up the sound from above the Parabolar dish, and sent it down to heardphones on the ground.
you could stand next to me and watch me perform, while you could hear what the sky would hear.
the Arecibo Ionosphere Observatory photo 1, 2
I sing you an ocean
and swim to the land
we can make love there
in the white sand
I'll draw you a mountain
And climb to the top
I scream to the world
Who I love
I'll write you a poem
A whole novel
When we have nothing
We still have stories to tell
All comes from Nothing
Nothing at all
All comes from Nothing
Nothing at all
singing with the spirit of the jungle in madagascar
I brought a Spirit-box into the jungle and used it for the spirits there
Video 9 min. 2017
In the work Instinkt I sing with humpback whales in northern Norway.
Instinkt is part of a longer research where I explore and try to document a kind of common language between humans, and other beings.The sound of the video is played and reflected, on 2 large Parabolar dishes.
When whales need to communicate over long distances, they make use of the same technique as the parabolar. They "shoot" their song into the sea floor, which is then reflected up under the surface of the sea, this reflection can continue over 1000 of sea miles, they can then make their song reach much further.
The work was shown at Gallerie Pirpa 2017 and at Vejle Kunstmuseum / Holstebro Kunstmuseum 2020-2021
In addition, an LP of the audio material with underwater recordings has been released
op under stjernerne
bor de vildeste dyr
de taler med sanserne
de kommer så nær
hvis du ber dem om vej
forfører de dig
og tar dig på tur
i et himelisk bur
de viser dig verdner
af udvidet stjerner
og flydende ord
de fletter din tanke
så du mister din vej
og sætter dig af
på kanten af jorden
hvor himlen gror
og himlen gror
og himlen gror
tekst. Gry Bagøien
Instinkt. Optagelser under vandet. Double LP.
by. Gry Bagøien
The lp Instinkt, consist of recordings of me trying to communicate with whales underwater, in northern Norway.
The recordings are from boats, bridges and land. You can hear the humpback whales reacting to my voice, as well as the sound of the mechanical drone noise, of the fishing boats, that blend with the ultra high sinus song of the Orcas.
The Album Instinkt is a limited edition of 25 signed pieces.
Sange for Planter (Songs for Plants) is part of an study into the plant Desmodium Gyrans and its reaction to the human voice.
I created songs in collaboration with the plant from notes to lyrics to which the plant has shown a particularly sensitive reaction (Desmodium Gyrans is a tropical Asian shrub, also known as telegraph plant or semaphore plant. It is related to the mimosa and the venus flytrap and is especially sensitive to sound and telepathy. When exposed to this.
Desmodium Gyrans moves its leaflets in a speeds high enough to be seen by the naked eye.)
Sange for Planter was recorded and performed at kunstkapellet KIKshh. 2015.
Recordet live @kunstkapellet kkish
from the performance -Sange for planter
kunst kapellet 2015
sange for planter. 2015
before the language
animal was human
human animal paints it on his wall
transferring power believing he is it
killing with permission of the victim
he sculptures a totem
a system of believes
mixing man with animal
linking to each other
sphinxes and cats and dragons
human-headed winged bull
centaurs and mermaids
guiders to the other side
being other beings
others being me
Tekst Gry Bagøien
Wiiu Wiit Grr, is my first work on lastlanguage
I went to India to try to find a kind of common language between humans plants and animals.
Wiiu wiit Grr video 40 min 2006
Singing the soundwave image of the panorama. Jyderup lake
fotograf Jacob Kirkegaard