14.7 #1 Thessaloniki

14.7 #1 Thessaloniki

Site-specific interactive sound installation

Materials: 14 PVC pillars, 7 10W speakers, wood, 14ch amplifier, found audio, metal lamina, cables, white paint
Dimensions: 12m x 0.15m x 0.8m

Produced @ Frown Tails and Action Field Kodra, Athens/Thessaloniki 2012
Commissioned by Action Field Kodra

Image: 3d model, Athens 2012 (c) Nefeli Georgakopoulou

Sounds of the past are recalled from Thessaloniki’s memory to become part of an ever-changing audience-incited composition.

14.7 #1 Thessaloniki is a site-specific reactive installation wherein visitors are invited to freely position 7 speakers on top of the 14 available columns, this way unveiling in space different audio streams. The sounds in use are drawn from from Thessaloniki’s memory (miscellaneous songs from the city’s song contest, 1962-2007), to become part of an ever-changing audience-incited composition. The project was conceived for the inauguration of the 100 years since Thessaloniki was annexed to Greece.

The work was realised in collaboration with M. Varela and K. Vafeiadou.

Exhibitions

Action Field Kodra Festival, Thessaloniki, GR (2012).

14.7 #1 detail. Thessaloniki, GR 2012 (c) Maria Varela

14.7 #1 Thessaloniki @ Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki, GR 2012 (c) Marinos Koutsomichalis

14.7 #1 Thessaloniki @ Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki, GR, 2012 (c) Marinos Koutsomichalis.