lilithlithlithlithlith is a multimodal project that considers the complex interrelation of land use history, power infrastructures and daily life.
Through a series of actions, events and collaborations, lilithlithlithlithlith resulted in speculative documentation, movement studies, practicing collective listening, and a collection of wearables for electromagnetic sensing. lilithlithlithlithlith began in 2017 as part of a Media Arts residency at Western Front in Vancouver, on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh(Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.

lilithlith reviews:
  • power infrastructures
  • histories and local sites of energy
    (architectures / power lines / delivery modes / wires / switches / generators / transmitters)
lilithlithlith proposes:
  • affective experiences
  • lateral motions (side steps / sways / uncomfortable decisions)
  • practicing collective listening
lilithlithlithlith desires:
  • to reveal energy transgressing spaces and bodies
  • to access invisible boundaries
  • to absorb and amplify ++-+*~

A project by Elisa Ferrari

Western Front Media Arts curator: Allison Collins

Research/Project Development: Emma Metcalfe Hurst

Electronics: Víctor Mazón Gardoqui

Technical Support: John Brennan and Ben Wilson

Graphic design: Vicky Lum

Website: Eli Zibin

Project title: after Maxine Gadd’s poem “loon”
in Subway Under Byzantium (2008)

Sponsored by LOM

Funded with the support of
the British Columbia Arts Council,
and the Canada Council for the Arts