“Imagine you are falling. But there is no ground.”
Filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl talks about life and art in the internet age. It’s easy to get vertigo as days scroll before our eyes in one long endless feed – easy to get lost as well in screen-based distractions and virtual spaces, even if we do have Google Maps.
Losing, Linda is an album, but alongside Sui Zhen’s Living Memory website it’s also a guide for crossing the data streams and information clouds where we leave traces of ourselves behind.
The scope of Sui Zhen’s work is vast, and intimate. Losing, Linda “examines loss on multiple levels – from the death of our loved ones, to our widespread societal tendency to disappear within the ones and zeroes of modern life’s tech-driven rush.” Sui Zhen finds a more human pace in these songs. Bossa nova rhythms, melancholic dance beats, and synth-led melodies echo memories of earlier decades just as they map new pathways through pop.
Losing, Linda by Sui Zhen is out September 27 via Dot Dash.
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