Dauer: 53 min.
«Michael Auder’s 55-min analog video, Voyage to the Center features a soundtrack of anonymous phone conversations centered around love, sex, and sexuality. Auder sets the audio-track to images of brightly-colored “holiday” retreat. The commerce of generic, maudlin leisure creates a striking contrast to the intimate and mundane phone calls. Human voices carry, reverberate, and sonically travel while the sedate, dreamy vacation pics remain static and fixed, taking us. It’s the uncanny, indeterminateness of telephonic communication — not escapist voyage — that transports us. Like Jarman’s Blue, we are not simply located in the material geography of our physical bodies, but live in the affective geographies and technologies of listening.»
(Masha Tupitsyn, 2016)