We’re excited to see the appearance of Six Conversations, a new work by Duncan Speakman, one of the contributors to the Ambient Literature project. Done in collaboration with Tineke De Meyer and featuring contributions from Sarah Anderson, Jessica Macdonald, and Simon Moreton, the project looks beautiful, so be sure to check out the details below and order a copy.
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by Tineke De Meyer and Duncan Speakman,
with contributions from Sarah Anderson, Jessica Macdonald and Simon Moreton
Somewhere between your ears and your hands, this combination of print and sound asks you what it really means to have a conversation?
Six Conversations is a hand-made limited edition set of books that work in harmony with a custom made mobile application. The digital and print do not just add to each other, they are interdependent, one story told across two platforms. From a simple exchange of words, to illustration, photography and journeys, each of these six pieces offers a different way to be present within the narrative.
We sometimes think that a dialogue can only mean a conversation between two people, this originates in the confusion of “di-”, meaning “two”, and “dia-“, meaning “across, through(out), between”. Six Conversations exists in the space between the ephemerality of digital and the physicality of a book that ages with the marks of being handled. These Six Conversations involve listening and reading at the same time – and not just figuratively. In what happens between what you read and what you hear, they explore the tension between story and dialogue.
How much of the printed words actually reflect my inner voice? Where am I when I’m not speaking but there’s a response nonetheless? Where am I when you are talking right in to my ear but I can’t see you? There is this question about being present as a reader that keeps coming back.
Six Conversations is available now from http://wearecircumstance.com/six-conversations