Jiska Huizing (NL/NO) Torn Tracks

sound art / website / performance; 2015 - ongoing

Torn Tracks is a project in constant flux. It is based on a collection of a growing amount of audio pieces without a single fixed, final form. They can exist in various forms at the same time, be it one made in a studio, performed live or a field recording, never excluding the possibility of them being re-recorded, replaced or removed over time.

The sounds for the tracks are recorded from Huizing’s immediate surroundings, reflecting places, specific landscapes or views, hikes, an object or a sensation found there, such as sounds heard in her studio or while defrosting the freezer, in a café where she sits down to write or the hikes she goes on. Sometimes these are combined with the sounds of Huizing’s voice and an electric violin, two tools from her everyday environment.

www.torntracks.com was launched in November of 2017 and it is a website that enables the public to immerse themselves into the project and also adds a visual element to it. For example, one can organise the tracks according to place, pitch or chronologically, while each of these settings determines which tracks show up and how. Thus, the tracks create each other’s context. Categorising and showing the tracks in different ways creates various contexts and, consequently, various options for how they can be heard and perceived. The website itself is in constant flux as well, so different ways of searching through the collection will emerge and change over time.

Torn Tracks has been made possible with funding from: Bergen Center for Electronic Art, Bergen Municipality, Billedkunstneres Vederlagsfond and the Norwegian Cultural Fund.

Jiska Huizing (NL/NO)

Jiska Huizing (1991, Groningen, NL) is a Dutch artist living and working in Oslo, Norway.
Her work is a reflection on the world’s coexisting realities; how everything is relative and in constant change. It contains a sense of searching and of wandering and it questions the way we perceive things and our surroundings, using various media including sound, photography, books, drawing, text and hiking. Huizing’s practice consists of several projects that interconnect through an interest in how we create systems and structure in order to reach a level of understanding, while they also inherently contain certain instability. Based on this, she builds collections, often with changing structures, activated by the viewer. Like blank spots on a map, this flexibility and openness create a space for curiosity.

contact: www.jiskahuizing.nl