The Castle of Crossed Destinies is 3-part sonic project with geographer Sasha Engelmann, curator Olivia Berkowicz and biophysicist Aouefa Amoussouvi. Part 2 focuses on Engelmann’s project open weather, earth sensing, radio technologies, feminist divination practices as well as transgenerational memories & migrations.
The project departs from Calvino’s book The Castle of Crossed Destinies (1973). In the tale, a group of travellers meet in a tavern in the woods. Afflicted by a strange predicament that affects their capacity to speak, they turn to tarot cards to tell stories about one another. Situated in pandemic times, the conversation conjures vocabularies, glossaries and sounds. Moving in a circular motion, three fellow travellers explore stories within stories within stories.
Sound design: Sara Pereira
Sound mix&mastering @ Living Note Studio
Episode made in collaboration with Akademie Schloss Solitude