(bell and breath)
(loud sound of train passing at close distance)
(indigenous artist and curator France Trepanier from conscient podcast é55 trépanier – a very small moment in a much larger space, translated from the French):
I think that with this cycle of colonialism, and what it has brought, that we are coming to the end of this cycle…
and with hindsight, we will realize that it was a very small moment in a much larger space, and that we are returning to very deep knowledge. What does it mean to live here on this planet?
What does it mean to have the possibility, but also the responsibility to maintain harmonious relationships?
(once the train has passed, cross fade between quiet city and very quiet mountain forest)
What does a very small moment in a much larger space sound like?
This quote is from indigenous artist and curator France Trepanier from conscient podcast é55 trépanier – un petit instant dans un espace beaucoup plus vaste (a very small moment in a much larger space) recorded on June 7, 2021. When I recorded this train I felt great relief once the train had passed, but also a feeling of accountability for the life forms that were masked by the violent rumble of the train.
Thanks to France Trepanier for her permission to use her quote for this episode.
This passing train on Adanac street in Vancouver was recorded on a Zoom H4n Pro audio recorder on October 14th, 2022 at 10am.
I am grateful and accountable to the earth and the human labour that provided me with the privilege of producing this episode (including all the toxic materials and extractive processes behind the computers, recorders, transportation and infrastructure that make this podcast possible).