Voices: Ana Khatchikian, Maya Land
Photographs: Marlene Burz
The Sound Walk at Bärenzwinger is an immersive sound experience, that presents selected reflections on the relationship between nature and culture within the historical frame of the immediate surroundings of the building.
The Sound Walk is an individual guided tour through the Bärenzwinger, which allows visitors to experience the acoustic components of the site through a 360° sound experience. The intention is to make the public aware of our environment from a vitalistic-materialistic point of view. The public wanders around the surroundings, perceiving the acoustic presence of an absent environment (recorded) generating a perceptive duality between the materialistic present and an immaterial “projected” reality.
A voice accompanies and guides visitors through the house and its surroundings. It shows them the way while a second voice whispers in the visitor’s ear from time to time. The place is activated acoustically with light tapping, knocking, etc. to make it sound. All these voices and sounds seem very real in the room, but are invisible to visitors. This creates an irritating contradiction between visual and auditory conditions.
Listening to the Sound Walk on Sound Cloud