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Sound installation on the abandoned swimming pool of the former elementary school of NIAV, Nishiaizu International Art Village, Japan. From June 20th to 30th, 2018. Project in collaboration with Ginsui Tanaka (voice) and Lavinia Bottamedi (sound recording).

 

 

Two-channel track split among four speakers, oriented towards the center of the space. The sound is experienced from outside of the enclosed area. The swimming pool belonged to the former elementary school, now abandoned for lack of students. Soundscapes recorded in a German swimming pool, in Kyoto's river and in different locations of the mountains of Trentino (Italy) are offered to the standing water of the pool. The voice of an old woman, a professional singer of traditional Japanese songs is offered along.