An Imagined City

An Imagined City is an artwork based on an archive of people’s memories of rooms, places and buildings from films. The work guides you into an imaginary architecture, through the rich store of spatial images that we all carry within us. Twelve ultrasound speakers are concealed in the ceiling of the entrance foyer of the new KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm. They direct the sound so that it can only be heard if you stand immediately under them.

  From each of the speakers a voice describes memories of spaces in movies, one by one. In total, nine voices recount more than five hundred such recorded memories. As you enter the building, you also enter into an additional layer of invisible architecture

 

 

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Commission; Permanent sound installation

 

2015

 

Nine channel loop directional sound installation. Concealed ultrasound speakers with directional sound. Total playback time approximately 4,5h in continous loops of ~ 30min each.

 

Astrid Trotzig (Editing), Lisa Martin (Translation)

 

Public Art Agency Sweden in collaboration with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Akademiska Hus (Commissioners)

 

 

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Memories of places from films occuring in the artwork

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