寄生/声 Parasitic Life/Sound
2013 Tumblr网页，文本，视频，声音, 表演。
SPY VOICE (LEFT) http://spyvoiceleft.tumblr.com/（Zafka录音；J-Fever写作）
SPY VOICE (RIGHT) http://spyvoiceright.tumblr.com/（J-fever录音；Zafka写作）
2013 Tumblr website, text, video, sound, performance
《Parasitic Life/Sound》is the first work from Zafka’s project called “Everyday Life Alchemy: Sound Imagination, Sound Writing and Self-Revision” begun since 2013. The objective of the entire work is to constantly self-reflect, self-revise, re-imagine and rebuild the individual’s daily life world, through everyday smartphone sound recording, improvisational sound writing, reciting of the sound writing text, and sound theatre live performance.
Zafka has invited his friend, renowned freestyle MC J-Fever to collaborate in this work. From 6th March 2103 to 6th April 2013, Zafka and J-Fever recorded sound clips from their individual daily lives via a smartphone app called ‘Spy Voice’. The app makes a recording of the external sounds captured, through a single click. This app function enabled the artists’ recordings to be spontaneous within daily life. The day’s sound clip was then uploaded to each artist’s individual Tumblr page on daily basis. The other artist would then visit their counterpart’s Tumblr page, listen to their new sound clip, and then conduct improvisational sound-writing. The artist would sound-write from the first-person perspective of the original recording artist, interpreting the recorded sound clip as if it were sounds from his own life. The sound-writing text would then be uploaded back to the original Tumblr to be placed alongside the original sound clip, for the original artist to read. As such, the narrative of the daily life that the sound clip originally captured has been reconstructed. After the month-long process of sound recording and cross-sound writing, Zafka and J-Fever then recorded themselves reciting all the re-narrated written text that was posted on their Tumblr. In this exhibition, the work end with a live sound theatre improvisational performance based on the skills learned through the process of sound recording, cross-sound writing, and the reciting.
* The Tumblr pages of this work:
SPY VOICE (LEFT) http://spyvoiceleft.tumblr.com/（Recording: Zafka; Writing: J-Fever）
SPY VOICE (RIGHT) http://spyvoiceright.tumblr.com/（Recording: J-Fever; Writing:Zafka）