Sound Museum: Time, Place, and Social Interaction
Luxe Lakes A4 Art Museum
Sound is a key to our memory. The chirps of birds and the noise of machines can remind us of something in our memories.
With the popularity of electronic products across the world, people record the moments of their lives primarily in visual forms. Sound, ubiquitous in our surroundings, is often ignored by us.
To catch and keep various sounds, Colin Siyuan Chinnery, an artist and exhibition planner, and his team strolled around Hutongs of Beijing to collect different sounds, like pigeon whistles and vendors hawking. All the sounds recorded by them have been collected at the sound museum in Shijia Hutong in Being established by Colin in 2013.
Sharing lots of similarities with Beijing, Chengdu is a city full of rich flavor of life, and develops fast economically and socially. But as time goes by and the cities change, some sounds familiar to us are fading into nothingness.
A lecture to be given by Colin in Chinese at 14:00-16:00 on June 10 will bring back and link your memory of the sounds fading away. Admission to the event is free for all participants.