“When Luigi Russolo recommended that we traverse a modern city with ‘our ears more alert than our eyes’ (1913) adhering to the complex sounds of the new technologies of the modern city, he introduced incidental noise into the lexicon of art. One hundred years on, the sound of the city remains a key preoccupation for contemporary artists from Haco and Toshiya Tsunoda’s Tram Vibrations project, amplifying inaudible sounds of urban transportation, to Francisco López’ celebration of cityscapes in Sonopolis. These artworks not only capture and represent the sonic signifiers of city spaces they also create new imaginings and experiences of familiar urban sites.” – from Sonic City Essay (Liquid Architecture curatorial essay)
The Sonic City: activating the city through incursion.
(co-presented with Liquid Architecture)
Featuring: Haco, Darrin Verhagen, and Camilla Hannan.
Moderated by Philip Samartzis.
Saturday 31 August 2013 (1pm) – free entry (Book online)
More Talk, Less Action