Groundworks

GroundWork: audible links between feet & ears.

What happens when we really start listening to the sounds that occur between our feet and the ground? How come walking patterns, speed, surfaces and weather conditions into play? Is there a sense of place that we can derive from listening to and composing environmental sounds? What does the world sound like to the ears of an ant?

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Below follow illustrations from concept and process of the sound installation. First the participants created listening props that connected to the heels and the ground. Then the individual explorations led into a collective installation where the floors of Art Harbour gallery was made into a walkable sound scape.

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Art Harbour
ART HARBOUR is an initiative founded by artist and educator Lehan W. Ramsay and evolved in an ongoing collaboration between Future University and Hakodate City.

In an effort to revive the downtown area of this small town in Hokkaido ART HARBOUR is an experimental platform for emergent learning and creative ways of exchange for the local community following the motto: "There's nothing that's perfect, we can't expect everything to be perfect... Because we should solve local problems. And we can share common problems".

Currently ART HARBOUR has set out to be a model for similiar initiatives called "hubs" in a number of cities world wide.