freq_wave (“freak wave”) is like a rogue tsunami: it is unpredictable, unexpected, and can hit with tremendous force. Unpredictable like this live online dialogue between Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Finnbogi Pétursson.
Each at their respective computers and locations, remix a collaborative archive of the audio contributions by sound artists, composers, and musicians that also takes the form of the web-based installation on Ocean Archive. This project swells from countless spontaneous acts of solidarity and the will to connect and express. It is also an act of remembering. Our current health and economic crisis is inextricably linked to long-term climate chaos, social inequalities, and environmental injustices violently manifesting amongst many humans and other-than-humans around the world.
freq_wave is a commission by TBA21–Academy and first unfolded on Ocean Archive coinciding with the digital program of the long-term research project Oceans in Transformation by the architectural research duo Territorial Agency. It now has a new life on st_age through two online remixing performances commissioned by TBA21–Academy and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21).