10.06.2011 to 02.11.2011
KLANGHIMMEL MQ: Magda Stawarska-Beavan - The Arcade
LEISURE & OUTDOOR, FILM & DIGITAL CULTURE, ART
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MQ KLANGHIMMEL: Magda Stawarska-Beavan - The Arcade
Datum: 10.06. bis 02.11., täglich 0-24h
Ort: MQ Haupthof
2010. 4-channel sound piece. 7h 45min
"The Arcade" is a collection of recordings from the west side of Sukiennice, a Renaissance cloth hall that stands in the centre on the Rynek Glówny/Kraków Main Square. It was recorded at different times of the day and night, from the moment the city wakes up with sounds of birds, footsteps of people going to work, early maintenance and building work, through the busy day of passing tourists and street entertainment, until the moment of silence which actually never comes.
"The Arcade" layers the soundscape of a particular place and its identity onto a new location in another city. It investigates how introducing an additional sound to a specific architectural place changes the way we interact with the location and rediscover the familiar surroundings. The viewer experiencing the displaced soundscape, decoding the piece, listens for familiarities to build a new and unique narrative.
- Magda Stawarska-Beavan
Born in Ruda Slóska, Poland in 1976. Lives and works in Preston, Great Britain. Media artist. Supported by Polish Institute Vienna.