Archive for: June, 2014

Thinking about place

Next week I will be arriving to Xiamen University, City and Gulangyu Island to begin a sound art workshop and a place based research project that will look to the resident memory in contrast to the authorized historical; i.e., beginning with the personal photo albums, cultural archives, and listening to the stories surrounding the artifacts. Listening (and looking) is much more interesting than talking. In the map above, you can see that Xiamen City is surrounded by water, sprinkled with small ponds, lakes and canals. [NOTE: regarding the points on the Google Map.  Seems that the landsat imagery is more accurate than the drawn map so for purposes of accuracy, I turned on the satellite information instead of the road map. This is a bit frustrating, that these two versions are not accurate.]  Over the next two weeks I will map the sounds underwater and juxtapose them to sounds above, linking them  geographically to the built environment. […]