For a numbingly efficient world: Break Even

“For a numbingly efficient world” is an audiovisual project that is the outcome of a research on how music and image can offer an escape from a productivity-based society.

With the aim to retrieve a connection with sensations and feelings, together with musicians Elijah Waters and Beau Zwart, LO experimented with grounding methods such as Deep Listening meditation and personal interviews. From these experiments they extracted five concepts per project that formed the foundation for the composing of songs. Synesthetic experiences that appeared during this process became the fuel for the visuals that the music is accompanied by.

With listening, trust and team work as the core elements of this research, “for a numbingly efficient world” aims to propose a dissent to a society that is driven by achievements. It offers a temporary, safe environment to experience and process emotions, a space that allows others to hear themselves.