In Darkness We Hear

In Darkness We Hear is an experimental essay by curator, writer, and SFSIA alum, Anabelle Lacroix (Alum NYC ’19), published as part of the online journal Disclaimer’s latest dossier From Wakefulness to Consciousness, edited by Anabelle Lacroix and commissioned by Liquid Architecture.

As a journal focusing on new thinking and writing about listening and sound, this latest publication is “an invitation to critically reinvest and inhabit sonic worlds” in particular regard to insomnia.

Donald Duck in ‘Early to Bed’, 1941

‘Night-time reveals our thresholds. The feeling of falling, the brain pulling. Full of desires, the night brings forth a continuum of sound and energy, a time without time. During insomnia, time is suspended, we drift across the consciousness continuum, up and down… and far out.’ – Anabelle Lacroix

Lacroix provides her own disclaimer in the piece, stating that: ‘This project comes with a disclaimer, emerging from my own insomnia, and from the ‘mild’ experience in the continuous routine that is contemporary life in the global normal.’ This contribution and part of her greater curation of artists, writers, and researchers to From Wakefulness to Consciousness ‘focuses on the politics, poetics and aesthetics of sleeplessness, […] released slowly from November 2020 into January 2021.’

In Darkness We Hear can be read in full here, with the full dossier available here.

Dead Tired

Anabelle also recently published an interview with Chelsea Hopper about Dead Tired (2011), ‘a photographic series that has been on my mind for a long time.’ Read ‘Dead Tired with Chelsea Hopper’ here.

Chelsea Hopper, Unknown beach, (Dead Tired series), 2011, inkjet print, 35.2 x 56.5cm.



About Anabelle

Anabelle Lacroix is a French-Australian curator, writer and radio contributor. Working independently in Paris, she is based at Fondation Fiminco for a year-long residency focused on the politics of sleeplessness (2020). She has a broad practice, and a current interest in experimental practice, working with performance, sound, discourse and publishing. She is a PhD candidate at UNSW Art & Design.