Listen to Bolivia

Listen to Bolivia - Goethe Center Santa Cruz, Bolivia 2019
Listen to Bolivia - Goethe Center Santa Cruz, Bolivia 2019
  • Listen to Bolivia - Goethe Center Santa Cruz, Bolivia 2019
  • Listen to Bolivia - site specific Sound Installation for four directions of an acoustic compass
  • Listen to Bolivia
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Listen to Bolivia

 

Goethe Institute of Santa Cruz in Bolivia

 

How does Bolivia sound? On my journey through the country I entered into a dialogue from Santa Cruz, collected field recordings like humans, plants, Micro Bus noises and animalsounds like monkeys in the dschungle of the Amazon Basin. I captured everyday sounds, random encounters, ordinary and unique listening experiences and site-specific acoustic spheres to share them with others in a sound installation.

 

Geographically, Santa Cruz is roughly in the middle of the country. The Goethe Institute is the geographical center and acts as an acoustic compass in the sound installation. Four sound sources, like an interface between the city and the land, therefore correspond with the cardinal directions, locate the geographical location and reflect, like an acoustic memory, the impressions collected during my journey through Bolivia.