"When presented with a work of art scaled to natural time we engage a different set of perceptual tools with which to experience it. Our objective, day-to-day consciousness and our inner unconsciousness have a different sense of " duration." Shifting to our unconscious perception moves us out of the virtualized “stream time” of the eternal now towards experiencing time as governed by natural rhythms. As “Passive Listening (24)” plays I notice a beam of sunlight slowly crawl across our living room floor, morning birds gradually stop singing the day into existence, a neighborhood cat performs his afternoon ritual of bird hunting, the sunset casts mottled sunlight into our bedroom – when we dilate our experience of now we can move outside of time altogether – this is how nature gives up her secrets to us.
This twenty-four hour work presents us with a rare opportunity to not only observe nature in her manner of operation but to also become contiguous with her. By allowing the dilation of time to heal the technologically-driven damage to our psyches we can reconnect with the rhythms of nature and learn to become whole human beings again."
- Kim Cascone, excepted from Passive Listening