interactive sound installation + graphic; 2008.
research on cartography of imperceptibility;
Beta version: For this project 2 joysticks were used. They were assigned to separate sound channels. All sounds were recorded around the harbour area of Amsterdam and the exit S 101 to the ring A10 highway. The visitor could trigger the sounds by touching the joystick.
The area of Nieuwe Hemweg [s101] is a very “dynamic” environment where different (user) areas clash and overlap one another. Due to its variable use, the place is rich in various sounds.
- ambient, industrial sounds (train tracks, windmills, recycle centre, power plant etc).
- UHF / VHF radio transmission; sounds recorded through hand-held transceivers, picking up security communication devices and marine communications.
- spoken word: interview with an activist involved in actions against a detention boat.
By cutting up the sound, defragmented sound is being formed. This undermines hierarchical structure and shifts the borders (as first deSIGNED by city planners).
The sounds are being played in a non-linear form. The project maps the mimetic networks between the different nodes, whether they are hierarchical or non-hierarchical per definition. Sound cumulation areas are marked on the map as strategic points.