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

TITLE

An Imagined City

 

YEAR

2015

 

TYPE

Commission. Permanent sound installation

 

LOCATION

Architecture school at KTH Stockholm, Sweden

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Nine channel loop directional sound installation.  Concealed ultrasound speakers. Each channel around 30min loops

 

CREDITS

Astrid Trotzig (Text editing) Lisa Martin (Translation)

 

COMMISSIONERS

Public Art Agency Sweden in collaboration with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Akademiska HUS

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Memories of places from films occuring in the artwork

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