Originally held at the Pin-up Architecture and Design Space earlier in 2012, The Housing Project exhibition reopens in September at the CBD gallery fortyfivedownstairs.
The interactive installation takes the idea of planning cities and the resulting soundscapes both seriously, and lightly, allowing visitors to construct their own mini city with associated soundscape, by moving the mini clay models by ceramicist Ann Ferguson around a map. As the ceramic models are moved around the interactive platform they trigger recorded sounds and voices, building an urban audio landscape with sounds and field recordings made in and around Melbourne by Melbourne artists Chris Knowles and Keith Deverell. These are interwoven with the voices of over one hundred people from all walks of life – children, university students, architects, designers and urban planners, as well as homeless youth, refugees and the elderly – all speaking their truths and recollections of urban life.
On opening night (11 September) and each Saturday after that at 2 pm, the artists will perform a different composition of the work live.
11–22 September 2012
Performances on Saturdays at 2pm
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