Haralez: Elizabeth Monoian and Susie Silver

“Untitled No. 1: A Haralez Project Media”: video

Untitled No. 1 is an experimental project that fuses electronic noise, video, and performance using a method that calls into question our relationships to time, history, and memory. Haralez’s repetitive, seemingly futile and potentially unending actions merge with an electronic soundscape, which contextualizes the images narratively to expand the historical and cultural framework. The noise consists of sound effects and music that establish a subconscious narration. It echoes the cacophony of electronics in contemporary culture that brings whales to the ocean1s surface to sing and comforts newborns in the neonatal ward. At times this soundscape reinforces the performed actions and at other times it metaphorically recontextualizes them.