Excerpts from a river beneath a river

Luka Indra Ver Elst

I wrote this book in the past year which is a collection of writings in my journey from the source of a river to its mouthing by foot. But also the journey in reading and writing about ecological awareness and my changing relationship to natural environments. It is a practice-led research on my love for being in the water as well as ‘within sound’, the comparison between those two and how water can connect humans to other than human life forms. The book is a translation of the research I have been undertaking as well as part of the performance in which I with a few fellow performers try to mimick and respond to the sounds I recorded on the walk. This performance constituted of different speakers directed to the audience, that at specific, short moments resounded the sounds we were listening to on our headphones.