Electrified 02: Hacking Public Space, SMAK, Gent, Belgium, 2010


Tuned City, Tallinn, Estonia, 2011 © Kaisa Sammelselg

 

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Improvisation for parabolic microphone and speaker

Variable duration, 2010

Coproduction SMAK & Vooruit, Gent, Belgium

 

Urban soundscape bending. Equipped with highly directional parabolic microphone and speaker plugged together, the performer manipulates acoustic fields by moving sounds artificially. Improvising a walk according to the different situations, he reveals to passengers vibratory details of their physical environment and modifies their perception of sonic space. For a few seconds, performer's body becomes an acoustic interface whose position and motion determinates new relationships in the organisation of sonic environment.

 


Video extract of the performance during Electrified 02: Hacking Public Space,
SMAK, Gent, Belgium, 2010 (silent) :