"Endlands is a radio play - a space for reflection where you experience a sense of flow, immersing yourself in the sounds and voices collected on the eastern side of Poland.
We contemplatively document moments of transformation, the blending of concepts, states of mind, physical and emotional landscapes. We investigate the relationship between the ecosystem and man, assuming changing perspectives and time parameters.
We look for traces of entropy, accompanying humans, animals, plants, fungi in the processes of awakening and dying of life; creation and destruction.
While walking unhurriedly through the Endlands, we listen to the pulsating circulation of matter at the junction of nature and culture. We experience the landscape of the end."
In this ongoing project, I have been collecting sounds (field recording) and stories from the variety of people living and working in Podlasie Province in order to capture local ecology in transgression, in a continuous process of transformation and change. I talk to people representing both modern, progressive views, as well as those traditionalists, who claim the absolute rule of humans over the ecosystems. I talk to the local scientist, beekeepers, shamans, housewives, farmers, gardeners, forestry workers, all sorts of people in relation to their lives in local nature. When composing the episodes I intertwine their voices with sounds: human and nature-produced, creating long melodic compositions that together tell a story of periodicity, undulations, permeations. My goal is to build a whimsical archive, documentation of disappearance, decay, and hope. Sounds structures in each episode are supposed to give pleasure to the listeners, even in the moments when they seem opressive.