The Diluted Hours

Collaboration artistique – The Ashcousmatic Trace: Magali Daniaux and Cédric Pigot’s The Diluted Hours

The Diluted Hours is an artistic project by Magali Daniaux and Cédric Pigot that brings together multiple media (performance, poetry, photography, recorded sound, and video) to encode a unique biomaterial trace—in their words, an “archeological anomaly”—as both geological and musical record. The centerpiece of The Diluted Hours is a vinyl record with nearly 30 minutes of original music and spoken poetry, and which is pressed with the ashes of a batch of logs the duo shipped to Kotzebue, Alaska, and then burned.