Aural Conjuring was created in response to the COVID-19 lockdown of London in April 2020. The work is a listening ritual, an attempt to listen towards what I am missing, what I fear, what I hope for. The performance approaches listening as an act of reaching outside of yourself, connecting, longing, and remaining open in a time of isolation.
The performance consists of me kneeling on the floor, creating a circle of sound equipment - speakers, headphones wires – around myself. I blindfold myself, and randomly draw three cards from a Tarot card deck. I listen to each card (holding it to my ear). I then record thoughts, sounds and feelings into a notebook. Each performance has a different title, which determines what I am listening towards.