A Site-Specific Installation.
The dust road passing the Alberg Rural in El Polell has been used for transportation for centuries. Most people simply pass by without noticing any details along the way and without becoming conscious of all the people who walked that way before.
The sound installation “The Wall” draws the attention of those passing by to the smallest details that can be perceived when walking. It makes the wall talk as if ghosts of all those who passed by before were talking, talking, talking… and walking, walking, walking.
In order to create the material for this installation the method of Automatic Speaking (invented by Antje Vowinckel) was used. It transforms the technique of Écriture Automatique to voice by slowly walking while constantly speaking anything that can be perceived and comes to mind in the very moment. Done by different persons a variety of perspectives and perceptions of the environment can be recorded and composed as a puzzled reality. In the installation, visitors could move freely between the speakers. Their movement determines the composition, they can play with proximity and distance, zoom in and out, listen closely or pass by fleetingly.
sound / installation
The installation was created during Audiotalaia Summer Camp 2018.
The residency was made possible by the European Cultural Foundation and Compagnia di San Paolo.