Sound installation (Kreuzbergmuseum, Berlin)

This sound installation is part of the latest exhibition "Ortsgespräche" of the Kreuzbergmuseum, Berlin. The aim was to create a sonic atmosphere that would welcome the visitors with the sounds of specific sites in the inner city's district Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain. The sites are: Mariannenplatz, Urban Krankenhaus, Görlitzer Park, Karl-Marx-Allee, Samariter Kirche and Oberbaum City.

As the exhibition focuses on migration and the people that shaped the character of the district, it was not only a matter of excessive field recordings at the sites (which it also was), but a question of catching the voices of the citizens. At the same time the exhibition offers a lot of information in form of texts, pictures and films.

Thus the challenge of the sound installation was to make the character of the district and its citizens audible without distracting too much from the rest of the exhibition. It was therefore important to keep a balance between plain sounds and spoken words. The outcome is an atmospheric soundscape that features distinct sounds and voices of the different sites in the district.

The installation was shown till end of 2013 at the Kreuzbergmuseum, Adalbertstr. 95a, Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Ortsgespräche, sound installation (excerpt, 2012)

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