into the pill - Issue 9
IT SOUNDS LIKE A CAPITAL
25 videos, concept, screenplays and editing by intothepill.net
[Presented in the Greek Pavilion during the 11th Architectural Biennale of Venice as part of the installation "Athens By Sound"]
Recording the city, we decided to employ the individual narratives as a tool for registering its character.
The knowledge, the experience, a general and consistent recording/ mapping of the sonic and visual indications of the city, does not provide a solid plan that reveals and decodes the urban condition. It only provides information for the construction of a replica.
In contrast, the moment, the detail, the 'poetic' event, this unique happening that emerges, or - if you like - that we bring, ourselves, forth as unique, can become revealing, reversing the overall plan, the overall 'objective' presentation, which is counterfeiting since we live within a constantly changing field of experience, potential and interpretation.
A narrow weeded building plot and the sound the footsteps of an invisible intruder make, the flags of Mercedes waving accompanied by the sound of a demonstration claiming the rights of the workers, the crowd of travellers on the escalator, moving multiplied by its reflections, confronting the echo of the station. read more