About Els Viaene
Els Viaene is a Belgian artist working within sound and field recordings since 2001. With a set-up of two small microphones she listens, zooms into and enlarges the aural landscapes surrounding us. The natural rhythms and textures of the sounds hidden in those landscapes form the basis of her work. Working on these sound materials for performances, sound compositions or installations she makes the listeners travel in imaginary and organic environments. Through the specific use and set-up of sound within a space her installations create new spaces within existing ones, either emphasising or making the physical borders of that space disappear. In doing so she often plays with the notions of seeing and hearing, the perception of what we see and hear and how both interfere.