Noise Intercepted Collaborators

Elizabeth Gosse - Artist/Literacy and Basic Skill Instructor

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Hamilton, Canada

Why do I want to participate?

I wanted to participate in this project to work together with so many new artist located around the world. I want to learn how others see things in their community, experience the world through our five senses, and can come together to share this with the world. When I started out as an artist I focuses on painting with acrylic. I have branched out using multi-media and working with community art projects. I really wanted to push myself and challenge my creativity and artistic abilities. I look forward to being challenged by using noise as an inspiration.   www.MissLizzies.blogspot.com

Twitter: @MissLizzieGosse

 

Posts:

The Noise Project #8: The PortraitNoise Challenge #8: The Portrait

The Sounds of Lizzie: Snorting

I am Liz

I am Liz
Liz I am

That Liz-I-am
That Liz-I-am!
I will not like that Liz-I-am

Will you snort when you giggle?

I will not snort, Liz-I-am.
I will not snort when I giggle.

Would you like to here or there?

I will not snort here or there.
I will not snort anywhere.
I will not snort when I giggle.
I will not snort, Liz-I-am

Would you snort in a house?
Would you snort with a mouse?

I will not snort in a house.
I will not snort with a mouse.
I will not snort here or there.
I will not snort anywhere.
I will not snort when I giggle.
I will not snort, Liz-I-am

Would you snort in a box?
Would you snort with a fox?

Not in a box.
Not with a fox.
Not in a house.
Not with a mouse.
I will not snort here or there.
I will not snort anywhere.
I will not snort when I giggle.
I will not snort, Liz-I-am

Would you? Could you? In a car?
Giggle Sort! Giggle Sort!
You can’t get too far.

I would not, could not, in a car.

You may like to snort.
You will see.
You may like to snort in a tree?

I would not, could not in a tree.
Not in a car! You let me be.

I will not snort in a box.
I will not snort with a fox
I will not snort in a house.
I will not snort with a mouse.
I will not snort here or there.
I will not snort anywhere.
I will not snort when I giggle.
I will not snort, Liz-I-am
A train! A train!
A train! A train!
Could you, would you on a train?

Not on a train! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! Liz! Let me be!
I would not, could not, in a box.
I could not, would not, with a fox.
I will not snort in a house.
I will not snort with a mouse.
I will not snort here or there.
I will not snort anywhere.
I will not snort when I giggle.
I will not snort, Liz-I-am

Say!
In the dark?
Here in the dark!
Would you, could you, in the dark?

I would not, could not, in the dark.

Would you, could you, in the rain?

I would not, could not, in the rain.
Not in the dark. Not on a train,
Not in a car, Not in a tree.
I will not like do it, Liz, you see.
Not in a house. Not in a box.
Not with a mouse. Not with a fox.
I will not snort here or there.
I will not snort anywhere.

You do not like to giggle and snort?

I will not like snort, Liz-I-am.

Could you, would you, with a goat?

I would not, could not with a goat!

Would you, could you, on a boat?

I could not, would not, on a boat.
I will not, will not, with a goat.
I will not snort in the rain.
I will not snort on a train.
Not in the dark! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! You let me be!
I will not snort in a box.
I will not snort with a fox.
I will not snort in a house.
I will not snort with a mouse.
I will not snort here or there.
I will not snort anywhere.
I will not snort when I giggle.
I will not snort, Liz-I-am
I will not like to snort ANYWHERE!

I will not like to snort when I giggle!
I will not like it, Liz-I-am.

You will not like it SO you say.
Try it! Try it!
And you may.
Try to snort and you may I say.

Liz!
If you will let me be,I will try to snort, you will see.

*Giggles with a SNORT*

Say!
I like to snort when I giggle,
I will!! I like it, Liz-I-am!
And I would snort in a boat!
And I would snort with a goat…
And I will snort in the rain.
And in the dark. And on a train.
And in a car. And in a tree.
This is so funny, so funny you see!

So I will snort in a box.
And I will snort with a fox.
And I will snort in a house.
And I will snort with a mouse.
And I will snort here and there.
Say! I will snort ANYWHERE!

I will so like to snort while I giggle!
Thank you!
Thank you, Liz-I-am

 

The Noise Project #7: The CuesFeatured&Noise Challenge #7: The Cues

My cell phone is my information cue for everything.

From an alarm clock to a calendar notification to message received.

In our society, we are so easily connected to each other through text messages, emails, and social media which we can access on our phones. However, we are disconnected from one another. We spend more time with technology than engaged with our family and friends.

Recently I went a week without my phone or internet (no access). I detoxed from technology and learned to reconnect with myself, my husband, and friends. I spend less time around technology and more time with books, painting, friends, baking, family, and walking.

Rules for Living Life with Less Technology

Let your phone go to voicemail when you are engaged with friends.

Only check your email once an hour at work or at home.

Turn off the TV. Music is much better background noise.

Go outside, go for a walk, and listen to nature.

Play cards and board games like Dominion, Seven Wonders, or Catan.

Talk your dog for a walk or your children to the park. Pack some snacks and stay a little later.

Use a paper map instead of GPS. Learn to read the map and learn where north is. Take a chance getting lost for a little while because you never know what you will find.

Read a book, a real paper book. Smell the pages, turn over the corner, and write a note in it.

Have a cup of tea with your grandparents, parents, sister, and friends. Listen to their stories, their problems, let them vent, make them laugh, let them cry on your shoulder, then hug them.

 

Noise Challenge #3: The EmptyFeatured&Noise Challenge #3: The Empty


This week spend some time exploring an “empty” space (or place), manufactured or natural. Consider the creative potential of this space… its acoustics, its untold story, its emotional content. You have 1 week to find an “empty” space and change it, transform it, or influence it, through your physical interactions.

What empty space could I possibly find?
I have a hectic schedule that is full of work, people, places to go, things to do, there is no emptiness in my life. There is no empty space.
Where in the city of Hamilton is there an empty space for me to observe, interact with, and transform it?

I realized as I was walking our dog down 12 flights of stairs every morning, there is a mostly underutilized space, that is more often than now, empty.

The staircase, 182 steps, echos. You can often hear people in the hallway talking as you pass the doors on the way down.

How can I transform this space? I sit on the stairs and listen for awhile. Sometimes you can hear the door open, someone is throwing garbage down the chute, sometimes they are walking down the stairs.

Again, how can I transform this empty space? Leave a message for someone to receive. On every door on the way down from level 12 to 1, there is a message taped to the door. This is for someone to discover, to learn, to be inspired, to smile, to then interact with this empty space in a new and compelling way.

Noise Challenge 1: The Pulse of HamiltonNoise Challenge #1: The Pulse

If your city had a defining sound,a defining pulse, a defining heartbeat, what would it sound like? look like? or feel like? …where would you go to find it? You have 1 week to venture outside and find the pulse of your city.

Hamilton, Ontario hugs the west coast of Lake Ontario. Steel Town, the home of the Hamilton Tiger Cats, home of McMaster University, Mohawk College, hometown to many comedians, musicians, and artists.

But what is the pulse of Hamilton, Ontario? The people give Hamilton its pulse. We are fluid in our movements, our beats, our paths. To find the pulse, all you have to do it go for a walk. A popular event is the monthly James Street North Art Crawl. My husband and I attend, listening carefully to the people, the sounds of the city, and the beat of our city.

We hear street performers singing, people conversing,  the bustling of servers inside of the packed restaurants, sometimes an odd scream “Do you have any change?”, the laughter of friends, the clinking of wine glasses, the hustling of youths wandering through the little shops looking at handmade items, the whispers in a quiet gallery, the sound of doors opening and closing, people shuffling up and down stairs in the buildings exploring the nooks and crannies finding the little art galleries held within. As I stand in front of a large, red painting we can hear the mummer of Hamiltonians. Why can’t they just say “What the heck is this supposed to mean?” or “I don’t understand this artwork!” I guess we are all a little too polite to say this out loud. In other galleries, the chatting among friends is so loud, you cannot concentrate on your own thoughts about a piece of artwork, so out we go.

On a beautiful day in March, the streets are filled with pedestrians, cyclists, and cars. We are out in full force, checking out new shops opening up on Ottawa Street, or the farmer’s market downtown, grabbing a cup of coffee on Locke Street, or even trying new cheeses at the Cheese Shop in Dundas. We are a noisy bunch sometimes. The clinking of forks against plates, the espresso maker steaming, the chatter between friends, then a loud snorting laugh from an elderly lady is so contagious people in line start laughing with her.  I only wish I knew what was so funny.

This year we will lost a pulse as Ivor Wynne Stadium was torn down to make way for a new stadium. Ivor Wynne Stadium has been my home for football (CFL) season for the past four years. Filled with TiCat fans who come in full force and ready to withstand any weather.

Oskie Wee Wee

Oskie Waa Waa

Holy Mackinaw

Tigers … Eat ‘em RAW!!

 The sound of silence where Ivor Wynne Stadium used to stand is uncanny. I know so many Tiger Cat fans will miss the tailgating, the parties, the family reunions in the stands, the Box J Boys, the after party in the Hall of Fame. I will never forget the last game at Ivor Wynne Stadium, the standing ovation of fans, the tears, the sweat, the good-byes. Let us hope the new stadium will bring a rejuvenated pulse back to the centre of our city, cheering on our football team the almighty Tiger Cats.

I can still reflect on the chatter of the stadium debate … now our city is fighting over a casiNO! Many of us are fighting to stop it from being built in the downtown core. Our city is full of active citizens, some who only found their voice in the last year or two but now they refuse to back down.

To outsiders who only drive past the steel mills, they do not see the beauty within out city. In order to see all the beautiful things Hamilton has to offer, you need to become a part of our pulse, join the people and venture outside on our streets. Hamilton is not perfect, but it is our home.

Listen to the Pulse of Our City here: Pulse1