80+1: Soundshelters

This project was part of Ars Electronica’s ambitious 80+1 project. It formed part of the Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture Year, and was sponsored by Voestalpina and Linz 09.

Details about 80+1 project
80+1 website

Artist: Samir Ayyad [Gaza]
Topic: Coexistence
Place: Gaza

Soundshelters is an interactive multi-channel sound space that connects people in Linz and in Gaza. The “real sound” in Linz will be overlaid by sound travelling from Gaza to Linz and vice versa. There may be sounds of fighting or shooting from Gaza to Linz, or perhaps the sound of singing birds from Linz to Gaza. The main goal of Soundshelters is to create a space of mutual understanding, compassion, and maybe even love.

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