The 2023 Field Recording Lab is dedicated to the synesthetic study of the light environment of Kirkenes, border town beyond the Arctic Circle. Technogenic light streams are created according to the inertia of human vision and carry a large amount of "hidden sounds" — information that is invisible to the eye, but located within the temporal limits of our auditory perception.
laboratory participants will have an opportunity to «listen» the light landscapes of the city and create a light and sound map of the area. These lightscapes are combined from various sources of electric light such as advertising constructions, car headlights and street lighting. As part of the laboratory, participants will become co-authors of light-sound walk routes and performers of a cartographic piece and are invited to participate in a joint sound performance as part of the public program at Barents Spektakel festival.
With the help of custom-made light-sensitive microphones the
The results of the light-sound walk will be presented in the format of a multichannel sound installation, the light portrait of the area preserved in sound, allowing the audience to hear directly how the urban environment is changing under the onslaught of new technologies.