"… and Paul Devens approach Jerusalem's local realities as outsiders; from different points of view, they observe, witness, and underline what has been repeated on a daily basis not only in the city, but in the country itself. Devens' site-specific sound-based installation Drop (2014) at the Center for Jerusalem Studies- Al Quds Courtyard, takes the act of 'listenig' as 'specific, directive and political next to its everyday manifestations' through a sonic experience based on sounds movements and specific field recordings. .."

"Sounds go up and down, move away from you and come towards you, almost describing the axis of another space within the given space of the courtyard. Specific field recordings are being lifted out of their original spot and moment, and are implemented in a new one: the habitat of the installation. Listening becomes specific, directive and perhaps political next to its everyday manifestations we are accustomed to.

As the practice of Paul Devens is based upon the changed, re-installed, altered, shifted, manipulated and otherwise re-interpreted and represented contexts, the work at the Jerusalem Show will put the audience through a sonic experience in a different space, both architectural and associative."

9-channel sound installation


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Jerusalem Show, Al Ma'mal, Jerusalem. (2014)