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台南 Tainan


躡步凝聽行走 Gentle Steps Listening Walks - Tainan 

Exhibition at The Place Tainan 台南老爺行旅

2017/9/28 - 2018/2/28

我們常只慣用視覺為身邊世界的主要感官接收。作為一名旅人,我們透過眼光向外探求、尋找決定性的瞬間,習於先閱讀相關資訊而後出發,若我們只用相機或眼睛收納地圖上的某一個風景名勝,有時將難以避免的減少旅行中其他體驗的機會。

透過聆聽,我們將必須把速度放慢,聲音透過時間來到我們的身邊,因為時間的流動與當下的侷限,聲音無法像空間風景全面的呈現。當我們聆聽到某個時空回應的聲音時,是否可以想像這裡的人、建築、環境與歷史各自都在表達些什麼?也許我們可以開始探索台南不這麼容易被發掘的那一面。

展場裡呈現一系列聲音創作曲目,來自行走台南各個不同地點的聽覺錄音。邀請您一起來體會如此豐富的城市聲響,也許離開展場後,也可以來場自己的『躡步凝聽行走』。

展場裡四個聆聽站中的持續單音為於行走錄音時一併攜帶,為聲音地景添加了額外的變化。在戴上耳機之前,不妨先聆聽一會兒,而後讓聲音帶領,讓自己身歷其境。

We tend to privilege sight as the primary sense for understanding the world around us. As travellers, we seek out the sights of the city, looking for the best vantage point for a photograph, maybe reading some information and then moving on. Sometimes this can reduce our experience of travelling to a series of destinations; points on a map to be collected with our eyes and our cameras. By focussing on listening, we are immediately forced to slow down: sound comes to us through time and doesn’t present its full truth in the moment. By asking ourselves “what do the sounds of this place tell me about its people, architecture, environment and history?”, we can start to discover layers of Tainan that are not immediately apparent.

This exhibition presents a series of sound recordings of walks made in different locations in Tainan. It is an invitation to focus on the rich sonic environment of the city and an encouragement to try a ‘listening walk’ yourself.

The tonal sound at each listening station adds an extra layer to the soundscape. These tones were carried on the recorded walks. Take a moment to listen before you put the headphones on, then hear it as a substitute for your body on the recorded journey.

 

Earlier Event: September 9
台中 Taichung
Later Event: October 15
台北 Taipei