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BLEED Reference Group Works
– In the ear of an other by Miyuki Jokiranta

Image is a collection of white alphabet letters scattered across a grey background


If our fate lies in the ear of the other, as Jacques Derrida suggests, how can we re-listen to the world in ways that embrace complexity, mutability and that centre uncertainty – conditions we live with and through daily?

In the ear of an other is an audio artwork in three parts, lightly subtitled. Central to each listening post is an idea – sonic geography, algorithmic voice, language as home – that invites the listener to reposition themselves in the ear of an other.

The subtlest of shifts change how we listen. By subtitling audio, half-phrases, incidental sounds, and muted replies are foregrounded, sources obscured, and a new intermediary of attention is forged.

In the ear of an other strains toward an empathy of listening but ultimately falls short. What remains are the delineations between listener, speaker and an other, transformed but greyed out.

The BLEED ECHO Reference Group projects are original artworks responding to and ricocheting from the five artist projects and curatorial conversations of BLEED.

Presented by

  • Presented by Arts House and Campbelltown Arts Centre as part of BLEED 2020.

Artistic Credits

  • In the ear
  • Description: Listening beyond the horizon. Or, can you hear birds?
  • Created by: Miyuki Jokiranta
  • Featuring: Michael Gallagher
  • Of
  • Description : In April 2020 Miyuki created her voice clone. It now trains her.
  • Created by: Miyuki Jokiranta
  • Featuring: Xiaochang Li
  • An other
  • Description: A perfectly adjusted organism would be silent.
  • Created by: Miyuki Jokiranta
  • Featuring sound by: Markku “Sika” Puustinen and FUJI||||||||||TA
  • With thanks to: Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Radio Atlas for their inspirational work in sound and text

Supported by

  • BLEED is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, City of Campbelltown through Campbelltown Arts Centre and City of Melbourne through Arts House.


From 6 July
Duration: 5mins each


Subtitled Audio.


Miyuki Jokiranta

Miyuki Jokiranta makes creative radio documentaries and is an emerging radio artist. She presents the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) documentary program, Earshot, has produced for the BBC, the European Broadcasting Union, a raft of ABC programs, and while living in the US, for National Public Radio, Radio Diaries and WNYC’s Radiolab. Miyuki developed her love of radio arts while curating Soundproof and has created work for MONA FOMA, Radio Revolten and Megapolis festivals.

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