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Log Drum Communication

The project title “Log Drum Communication”, relates to a network system for communication, implemented with the sound codes through a carved log resembling a slit drum. The hollowed log contains a slit cut in it and the length of the log determines the pitch of the drum. This drum communication mechanism was an attempt to involve sound as a language, produced by the people. Its an earliest form of alarm to gather people together. This tool was an efficient means of networking among the natives and indigenous people widely used in South-East Asia, Shamans of Siberia and Lapland. The fundamental purpose behind this activity is to practice the governance of community building using the sonic space as a networking path.

I implemented this indigenous mechanism by carving the first log drum, during my artist residency at Hirvitalo, Center of Contemporary Arts in the year 2008. There I got the opportunity to explore the sense of community in sub-cultural context and developed this mechanism as my project. As a multi-disciplinary artist which involves visual arts, performing arts and performance, I organized a public event of collective performance with the collaboration of the local artist community on 16th December 2008. The second construction, installment, and performance with the log drum occurred during the Nights of Live Arts at TeaK, Helsinki in the first week of December 2009, where I examined the problematics of the sense of community in academic space. The third construction and ritual performance presentation of this work were done in the month of June 2010, being a participating artist in the Oranki Art camp at Pello, Lapland, where the community feeling had been engaging and marked with embodiment of cultural memory. My interest in using this log drum tool in Finland is largely based on the fundamental necessity and importance of wood materials. In relevance to the availability of this material, I constructed this device as a tool to involve sound interaction, which interweaves difference and diversity within people from native and foreign background, in order to embrace multiculturalism. The entire length of this project approaches through the three main sectors of performance which are pre-performance, performance and the aftermath.

Purpose and significance

This project aims at integrating communities through sound interaction which invites problem- solving approach, significant to the local, regional, national and international relation. The space surrounding the Log drum sculpture will be the platform to get engaged in creating transcultural memories. Particular attention will be given to documentation and archiving of the log carving process, placement, workshops, discourses and collective performances with the log drum. This will include events that support the structure of the whole working process.

The aim is to look at how collaborative action functions, which can generate new perspectives on

cultural identity through old network system and supported by present-day technology.
· The ability to examine the changing role of communities placed in the paradigm of insider and

outsider context.

  • ·  Utilization of the log drum construction space to engage in the dialogues based on the authenticity and methods of networking among people.
  • ·  To discover the impact on shared values through interactive means in the making of the log drum. To identify the changing nature of work, life, culture, and politics through our integration.
  • ·  To interpret the meanings and functional approach of signs, codes, and symbols which is practiced in parallel to the lingual means of communication.
    In order to achieve that, there will be a collective display of log drum performance by the public from five cities where the finished works get installed on a proposed date, month and time duration. This action will be supported by live screening medium to integrate the distances that the old sound network produces.

    The target audience will be the participating observers from both native and immigrant backgrounds. They will be invited to collaborate by anticipating the log drum action with collective performance and by getting involved in sub-events of workshops and presentations highlighting the problematics of racism. By using sound as a medium of instruction instead of language in the log drum collective event, the participants will explore the solution mentality combining the real and virtual space.

    In relation to the work plan submitted for grant application, I submitted the concept idea of the project which leads to the final part of the project. This is based on display, execution and making of the following log drums which transforms into a participatory tool of sound network. Jointly with the art communities and associations where the five log drums are sculpted, a date can be arranged specifically for involving public participation and interaction around the same day and which includes live streaming to combine the present and primitive technologies for creating a parallel space interweaving virtual and real sound dialogues. Possibly the second week of December, around these five cities, where the log drums are on display. The gaps between the start and end duration of the sculpting process will be engaged with sub-events like workshops archiving process and presentations. The archiving process of the entire Log Drum project will smoothly reach into the springtime of the year 2019, estimated in the middle of April, specifically 12th April 2019.

     

     

    Log Drum Communication

    The project title “Log Drum Communication”, relates to a network system for communication, implemented with the sound codes through a carved log resembling a slit drum. The hollowed log contains a slit cut in it and the length of the log determines the pitch of the drum. This drum communication mechanism was an attempt to involve sound as a language, produced by the people. Its an earliest form of alarm to gather people together. This tool was an efficient means of networking among the natives and indigenous people widely used in South-East Asia, Shamans of Siberia and Lapland. The fundamental purpose behind this activity is to practice the governance of community building using the sonic space as a networking path.

    I implemented this indigenous mechanism by carving the first log drum, during my artist residency at Hirvitalo, Center of Contemporary Arts in the year 2008. There I got the opportunity to explore the sense of community in sub-cultural context and developed this mechanism as my project. As a multi-disciplinary artist which involves visual arts, performing arts and performance, I organized a public event of collective performance with the collaboration of the local artist community on 16th December 2008. The second construction, installment, and performance with the log drum occurred during the Nights of Live Arts at TeaK, Helsinki in the first week of December 2009, where I examined the problematics of the sense of community in academic space. The third construction and ritual performance presentation of this work were done in the month of June 2010, being a participating artist in the Oranki Art camp at Pello, Lapland, where the community feeling had been engaging and marked with embodiment of cultural memory. My interest in using this log drum tool in Finland is largely based on the fundamental necessity and importance of wood materials. In relevance to the availability of this material, I constructed this device as a tool to involve sound interaction, which interweaves difference and diversity within people from native and foreign background, in order to embrace multiculturalism. The entire length of this project approaches through the three main sectors of performance which are pre-performance, performance and the aftermath.

    Purpose and significance

    This project aims at integrating communities through sound interaction which invites problem- solving approach, significant to the local, regional, national and international relation. The space surrounding the Log drum sculpture will be the platform to get engaged in creating transcultural memories. Particular attention will be given to documentation and archiving of the log carving process, placement, workshops, discourses and collective performances with the log drum. This will include events that support the structure of the whole working process.

    The aim is to look at how collaborative action functions, which can generate new perspectives on

    cultural identity through old network system and supported by present-day technology.
    · The ability to examine the changing role of communities placed in the paradigm of insider and

    outsider context.

    • ·  Utilization of the log drum construction space to engage in the dialogues based on the authenticity and methods of networking among people.
    • ·  To discover the impact on shared values through interactive means in the making of the log drum. To identify the changing nature of work, life, culture, and politics through our integration.
    • ·  To interpret the meanings and functional approach of signs, codes, and symbols which is practiced in parallel to the lingual means of communication.
      In order to achieve that, there will be a collective display of log drum performance by the public from five cities where the finished works get installed on a proposed date, month and time duration. This action will be supported by live screening medium to integrate the distances that the old sound network produces.

      The target audience will be the participating observers from both native and immigrant backgrounds. They will be invited to collaborate by anticipating the log drum action with collective performance and by getting involved in sub-events of workshops and presentations highlighting the problematics of racism. By using sound as a medium of instruction instead of language in the log drum collective event, the participants will explore the solution mentality combining the real and virtual space.

      In relation to the work plan submitted for grant application, I submitted the concept idea of the project which leads to the final part of the project. This is based on display, execution and making of the following log drums which transforms into a participatory tool of sound network. Jointly with the art communities and associations where the five log drums are sculpted, a date can be arranged specifically for involving public participation and interaction around the same day and which includes live streaming to combine the present and primitive technologies for creating a parallel space interweaving virtual and real sound dialogues. Possibly the second week of December, around these five cities, where the log drums are on display. The gaps between the start and end duration of the sculpting process will be engaged with sub-events like workshops archiving process and presentations. The archiving process of the entire Log Drum project will smoothly reach into the springtime of the year 2019, estimated in the middle of April, specifically 12th April 2019.

      Log Drum Communication

      The project title “Log Drum Communication”, relates to a network system for communication, implemented with the sound codes through a carved log resembling a slit drum. The hollowed log contains a slit cut in it and the length of the log determines the pitch of the drum. This drum communication mechanism was an attempt to involve sound as a language, produced by the people. Its an earliest form of alarm to gather people together. This tool was an efficient means of networking among the natives and indigenous people widely used in South-East Asia, Shamans of Siberia and Lapland. The fundamental purpose behind this activity is to practice the governance of community building using the sonic space as a networking path.

      I implemented this indigenous mechanism by carving the first log drum, during my artist residency at Hirvitalo, Center of Contemporary Arts in the year 2008. There I got the opportunity to explore the sense of community in sub-cultural context and developed this mechanism as my project. As a multi-disciplinary artist which involves visual arts, performing arts and performance, I organized a public event of collective performance with the collaboration of the local artist community on 16th December 2008. The second construction, installment, and performance with the log drum occurred during the Nights of Live Arts at TeaK, Helsinki in the first week of December 2009, where I examined the problematics of the sense of community in academic space. The third construction and ritual performance presentation of this work were done in the month of June 2010, being a participating artist in the Oranki Art camp at Pello, Lapland, where the community feeling had been engaging and marked with embodiment of cultural memory. My interest in using this log drum tool in Finland is largely based on the fundamental necessity and importance of wood materials. In relevance to the availability of this material, I constructed this device as a tool to involve sound interaction, which interweaves difference and diversity within people from native and foreign background, in order to embrace multiculturalism. The entire length of this project approaches through the three main sectors of performance which are pre-performance, performance and the aftermath.

      Purpose and significance

      This project aims at integrating communities through sound interaction which invites problem- solving approach, significant to the local, regional, national and international relation. The space surrounding the Log drum sculpture will be the platform to get engaged in creating transcultural memories. Particular attention will be given to documentation and archiving of the log carving process, placement, workshops, discourses and collective performances with the log drum. This will include events that support the structure of the whole working process.

      The aim is to look at how collaborative action functions, which can generate new perspectives on

      cultural identity through old network system and supported by present-day technology.
      · The ability to examine the changing role of communities placed in the paradigm of insider and

      outsider context.

      • ·  Utilization of the log drum construction space to engage in the dialogues based on the authenticity and methods of networking among people.
      • ·  To discover the impact on shared values through interactive means in the making of the log drum. To identify the changing nature of work, life, culture, and politics through our integration.
      • ·  To interpret the meanings and functional approach of signs, codes, and symbols which is practiced in parallel to the lingual means of communication.
        In order to achieve that, there will be a collective display of log drum performance by the public from five cities where the finished works get installed on a proposed date, month and time duration. This action will be supported by live screening medium to integrate the distances that the old sound network produces.

        The target audience will be the participating observers from both native and immigrant backgrounds. They will be invited to collaborate by anticipating the log drum action with collective performance and by getting involved in sub-events of workshops and presentations highlighting the problematics of racism. By using sound as a medium of instruction instead of language in the log drum collective event, the participants will explore the solution mentality combining the real and virtual space.

        In relation to the work plan submitted for grant application, I submitted the concept idea of the project which leads to the final part of the project. This is based on display, execution and making of the following log drums which transforms into a participatory tool of sound network. Jointly with the art communities and associations where the five log drums are sculpted, a date can be arranged specifically for involving public participation and interaction around the same day and which includes live streaming to combine the present and primitive technologies for creating a parallel space interweaving virtual and real sound dialogues. Possibly the second week of December, around these five cities, where the log drums are on display. The gaps between the start and end duration of the sculpting process will be engaged with sub-events like workshops archiving process and presentations. The archiving process of the entire Log Drum project will smoothly reach into the springtime of the year 2019, estimated in the middle of April, specifically 12th April 2019.

A Glimpse of the Indigenous Ways of Usage of Log Drum Let’s say this as our Origin

Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh – Nokte tribes of Khonsa district bordering another state called Nagaland.
(Chingtang logdrum in the First Morung)

(Chingtang logdrum in the second Morung)

(Aos, Konyaks, Sangtums, The foms, The Changs, the Kyam Yugans, yum chunglos – NagaTribes) – Naga Log drum- sometmes the size of the log drums can be 12 meters in length and 3meters in circumference). 11:10 minutes long Documentary.

Utility of the Log Drum among the Indigenous Tribes: 1) Give Clarion Calls for Public Meeting.
2) Raise Fire Alarms.
3) Announce enemy attacks.

4) Herald victorious head hunting expeditions.
5) Announce tiger or wild boar chases.
6) Mourn for the moon or the sun example Lunar and solar eclipses.

Looked upon also as a village deity. Compared to Phone.
Telegraph codes with beats for example:

Slow and continuous beats for festivals.
3 fast beats indicates emergency and warning.

 

My Works and Practices:

https://perfophilosuva.wordpress.com/

Artist Page of Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Perfo-Philosuva-Suva-137490536324798/

Current page based on the Log Drum Communication Project:

https://www.facebook.com/Log-Drum-Communication-Project- 432844733820441/

 

“The project title “Log Drum communication” indicates to the implementation of sound codes as a networking tool through a sculptural device carved out of log. Originally the log drums were used as a divination device known all throughout the indigenous tribes of the world. This device has multi-disciplinary function of utility and exhibits as a model of architectural significance.”

[ The Project is supported by Taike ]

 

Here is the Itinerary of the project where Five Log drums will be sculpted along with sub events like workshops, in this year 2018:
* 1.3- 31.3. Kankaanpää (involving Niinisalo refugee center with the assistance of the Art community and the Art Academy).

* 1.4- 30.4. Pori (in the selected location of the sculpture park chosen by the artist association).
* 1.5- 31.5. Kokemäki (around the premises of Kukokotuki ry.
* 1.6- 30.6. Kemijärvi (as an Artist in Residence at the premises of the Kemijärvi Woodsculpting Center).

* 1.7- 31.7. Järvenpää (at the premises of Järvenpään Taideseura). ————————————————————————————-

Practicalities required for this Project

SahaPukki
Wooden dumbles or Drum sticks. A Proposition for the Students.

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