Sound walk Signs

room 4 ECHOES

Санкт-Петербу́рг, Ленинградская область, Russia

The idea of sound walk deals with the idea of symbolic system which ought to represent or not to represent the essence of the place. Sound becomes a basic unit of this symbolic system which is less material and sometimes less recognizable than architecture or inform desks near the building. The problem of symbolic system consists in the process of reading off the meaning of the signs. Listeners need to be inside cultural context to get the symbol meaning to recognize the sign. Those sounds which are downloaded and available into the echoes application represent subjective interpretation of places’ signifiers. Sound as basic symbolic unit has been chosen according to the idea of acoustemology and soundscape. This walk is an invitation for participants to do their own research on the question if proper places have proper sounding. It is offered five different points every of which has a typical function. The function is not obvious for observers if they are not involved into the process, and from this point it is ephemeral. There will be five points which hold their own symbolic system. Does this system really work is the question for which everyone is invited to find the answer.


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