My name is Nicole Garlando and you can call me Cole.
I work in physical research, imagination, and intuition. Interested in cosmological theories, phenomenology, noumenology, and change – I believe in creative process as inquiry and as a vehicle for internal and societal r/evolution.
A writer, choreographer, and artist, I am absorbed with both the concepts and (non)material of ENERGY and TIME. I believe we as human beings are like projectors, light beams aimed at one another: I see you, through my own story.
in 2014 i began to collect audio interviews where i lived or found myself to be for other things. each year, a new question presents itself and each interaction with friends and strangers is a teacher in its own way. i believe asking questions of ourselves and imagining new worlds is important for human beings.
the interviews are made of perspectives at a specific moment in the life of each person you hear. opinions do not necessarily reflect my own or their’s past a moment heard and that is one of the points of the whole thing – to gather and share points of view and also to observe change and notice what remains. If you are listening I’d like you to consider your views on these questions too and how perspective creates that with you.
autœthnographic study: the dialogues themselves are a reflection of the questions i wonder on, of time and change and reality. often i get in the way while i am learning.
all participants are recorded consentually. participants either choose anonymity or to give their name. all participants have consented to their dialogue being shared via my creative work thru classes, performances, radio show, writing, etc. thank you to all the people throughout my life who discuss their thoughts with me, on or off a machine. i am honored to share time and dialogue with you and with everyone who is listening. i share these human interviews with gratitude.