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30 Seconds of Today

366 thirty-seconds long audio recordings from my everyday between June 5, 2012 and June 5, 2013.

Mourners subbing at a funeral, sizzling aubergines, dlng dlng of kettle lid and tea pot on stove, footsteps in corridors, teen gang on a train, fsssssing dissolving tablet in water.


Between 5 June 2012 and 5 June 2013, every day I recorded the sounds in my surroundings and published a 30 seconds uncut audio recording of each day on SoundCloud. The project started while I was living in Iran and finished when I had moved to and settled in London. The recordings were made on an Olympus LS-10 Linear PCM Recorder in the Netherlands, Iran, Turkey and the UK and they indirectly document the process of moving in between these places.


Putting moments of everyday life under a spotlight (i.e. the microphone and the short frame of 30 seconds) turns them into a performance, a moment to be remembered and revisited.

Each recording is accompanied by the location where it was recorded and a short description or title.

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