Maria Wang: Statement
This mix is a sonic interpretation responding to some of the themes of mythology, memory, dreams, time, and fantasy lands that are interwoven throughout the artworks of the show. I was interested in creating a soundtrack that is non-linear yet cyclical, to mimic the illogical yet intuitively-sensical narratives and timelines within our dreams.
I loved the motif of keepsakes, memorabilia, and enchanted objects present in some of the works. A locket is at once a past moment frozen in time, a future promise, a charm, a secret, a key, or a portal to an imagined world. The mix tries to embody the time-space-portal-power of these enchanted objects by hazily moving between imagined and surreal dreamscapes – a soothing fairy-tale bedtime-story flows into an eerie lullaby; a hopeful, glistering paradise fragments, shatters, and crumbles into a wistful false memory of a past perhaps never lived.
One central feeling present throughout the mix is that of a quiet nostalgia. I guess it is reflective of the longingness and introspective aspects of envisioning future utopias – in yearning for that ‘place where we can be together’.