Paul Kaptein was born in 1978. He lives and works in Perth, Australia.
A series of morning stretches (or strategies for moving energy)
By Ric Spencer
As vinyl spins and sixteen tracks overlay and engrain themselves on each other, so too does the object which is sound collapse and rebound in waves, toward our eardrums, beyond and out into the space. As I write this listening to music I imagine Voyager pumping sound waves of greeting out in to the ether; these waves of sound will ultimately find refuge among the 4% of light matter which make up the part of the universe we can see, hear and touch. But there’s also much that we can’t and we call it dark (matter/energy) … an immensity of emptiness which hangs there (somewhere), in our knowing but not, in the sub-reaches of our consciousness but not. Quite simply – there is much that ain’t. This emptiness can either freak us out (as the nothing descends on Fantasia) or we can see it as a vast landscape of possibility – as a conceptual field of immateriality held together by the force of potential. < read more >