Maria Papadomanolaki (GR/UK) – Sound Practitioner & Researcher (University of Brighton)

›A Certain Geography‹ is a site-specific hybrid project bordering between live sound performance, telematic soundwalk and listening workshop. A text-based piece, written in response to the site of ancient Messene, is used to score the performance of a soundwalk on the site, streamed live in an auditorium. The audience can read the text and reflect upon it while listening to the incoming sound stream. The performance involves the artist walking on a trajectory and using her voice to communicate her thoughts and her body to amplify the spaces she encounters. The sounds of her voice and body coexist, interact with and interject the temporal and textural layers and sounds of the listening room where the audience is located. Moreover, the audience can participate in the performance by communicating with the artist via Twitter and instigating her to take actions. For this iteration, the artist works with the site for three consecutive days, leading to the final presentation at the conference.

The locuscast locative technology used for live audio streaming has been developed by Locus Sonus in Aix-en-Provence, FR. More info: Locus Sonus.