SchuhzuGehör path of awareness_marseille (2015)
part 30, 2015
22.11., 1pm – 8pm
Guided walking performances: 2pm, 3pm
SchuhzuGehör_path of awareness explores an individual’s personal experience of space through walking, particularly the interplay between sound event (footstep) and surrounding architecture. As part of Mobile Audio Fest a route will be marked in Marseille: a “path of awareness” offering a wide variety of opportunities to investigate the act of walking itself, characteristics of footwear and the walkability of urban space along with its architectural and atmospheric qualities. The main requirements are a moderate walking tempo, a uniformity of movement and a willingness to open up our auditory perception as much as possible. Let us confront this act of intentional listening amidst our own gait. This is how we can sense clear spatial thresholds—that is, transitions from one auditory space to another—and perceive minute spatial shifts. The shoes we wear along this way become soloists in space, instruments that enter into a dialog within the environment, provide us with spatial orientation, and locate us in space.
There will be guided performances by katrinem, as well as the possibility to explore the path on one’s own. For this, visitors are encouraged to put on their most “sounding” shoes!
A video of the path can be found on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/145926904
Assistance: Maxime Hababou, Marko Kartalovski