Monika Balu self portrait documenting exhibition
I believe that for sounds to exist, they do not need to be perceived.

Through my artistic practice, I investigate the ideas surrounding auditory perception, language, communication, and the dilemma of how to visualise sound. The interest comes from my personal experiences of living with hearing loss.

I cannot help but wonder about the amount of information that I filter out daily. Being able to understand whispers, movies without subtitles, or lectures in spacious auditoriums has always been a mystery to me. I have become accustomed to mishearing words and auditory signals.

By using a range of mediums such as photography, text, sculpture, video and programming, I offer a visual understanding of how sounds can be perceived through other senses than hearing. I frequently search for an approach that is playful and humorous but allows space for interpretation.

November 2020
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