La Cosa Preziosa Video IE 2015


The edge of the world, single channel HD video with stereo soundscape 01:45

"She always had that about her, that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world."

-       Joanne Harris

Filmed by the Atlantic Ocean at Doonbeg beach, West Co. Clare (Ireland).

Tubular resonance field recorded on location.

La Cosa Preziosa is a sound artist and field recordist originally from the south of Italy and based in Dublin, Ireland. With an academic background in literature and drama, her work focuses on the creation of original soundscapes inspired by abstract narratives and composed exclusively using her own field recorded material.   The ‘precious thing’ of her pseudonym refers to the integrity of the raw sonic material used, and more generally to the ineffable quality of sound as medium.

Committed to education, in addition to her sound art work La Cosa Preziosa regularly presents workshops and soundwalks with an acoustic ecology focus in schools, colleges, art centres and adult education settings throughout Ireland.

Sound art awards include the ‘Europe: A Sound Panorama' juried prize (Goethe Institut Belgrade, Deutschland Radio Kultur,  ZKM, Radio Belgrad, EBU Ars Acoustica Group), a Culture Ireland Travel Award (2011), a Dublin City Council Artist Bursary for Music (2012) and of two Migrant Artists on Ireland bursaries (CFCP, 2013 and 2015).