Soundscapes/Landscapes

Soundscapes/Landscapes

Hybrid interactive urban installation

Materials: found urban area, environmental audio/video recordings, interviews, text, audio/video synthesis, narration, software development, GPS tracking data, smartphones
Dimensions: app. 150 hectares

Commissioned by the Onassis Cultural Center
Produced in Athens, GR, 2013/14

Image: experiencing Soundscapes/Landscapes, Athens, GR 2013 (c) Onassis Cultural Center

Soundscapes/Landscapes is a site-specific collective project revolving around the exploration and the artistic re-interpretation of the Neos Kosmos neighbourhood in Athens.

Drawing on audiovisual material from the various public and private spaces of the Neos Kosmos neighbourhood in Athens,  as well as on the very people who live there, their history and their present, a digital rhizome has been created to augment and to transform the area into a hybrid and interactive urban installation.  Visitors are invited to explore Neos Kosmos armed with a smartphone running an interactive digital map which will deliver them audio, video, texts and spoken word in real time and with respect to their geographical coordinates and the artists’ understanding of the area.

Soundscapes/Landscapes is a project by the Medea Electronique collective, commissioned by the Onassis Cultural Center.

Credits

Sound: Costas Bokos, Christos Carras, Vassilis Koundouris, Marinos Koutsomichalis, Manolis Manousakis, Tim Ward.
Video: Panagiotis Goubouros, Kleopatra Korai, Michael Larsson.
Texts: Aggeliki Poulou.
Software Development: Calvium.
Graphic Design: Beetroot.
Narrators: Yannis Evaggelidis, Nadia Deliyannis, Stavros Loukeris.
Production Coordination: Manolis Manousakis.

Soundscapes/Landscapes
features excerpts of poems and texts by: E. Kaknavatos, T. Kiaos, V. Mayakovski, M. Alexandropoulos, M. Papadopoulou, T. Patrikios, A. Poulos, Y. Seferis, Y. Skaribas, Y. Stigas, A. Gramsci, G. Agamben, K. Axelos, St Maximus the confessor, G. Deleuze & F. Guattari, Y. Kyriakidis, V. Novarina, T. Robins.

Exhibitions

Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, GR (2014).


O.C.C. Exhibition trailer, Athens, GR 2014 (c) Onassis Cultural Center.


O.C.C. Exhibition trailer, Athens, GR 2014 (c) Onassis Cultural Center.

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Soundscapes/Landscapes, Athens, GR 2013 (c) Onassis Cultural Center.

Dourgouti district, Athens 2013. (c) Onassis Culturar Center.

Dourgouti district, Athens, GR 2013 (c) Onassis Culturar Center.