How does the deserted area around the corner sound like along its fences and walls before the new homes are built? What’s audible in the shadows of that new building? And, most of all, aren’t these soundscapes eagerly needing some dashes of colour?
“Dots” is an interactive installation which invites everyone to add sonic notes to the changes of the city and its acoustic environment. The material provided are strips of magnetic tape from old cassettes, bought at local markets and exposed to weather conditions around sites of substantial development. Using a tape head, field recordings of these surroundings can be carefully complemented by little sprinklings of noise which were originally recorded in local sitting rooms many years ago.