Internationally renowned Australian sound artist Ros Bandt collaborates with local artist and photographer, Konstantin Fischer, and historian Anja Zuckmantel: they invite the people of Hania to listen to their town with fresh ears. The installation “Listening through the Walls” in the Sabbionara Gate, combines sound recordings, sonic notations, photographs and historical information, all regarding the walls of the old city – the walls themselves and the spaces inbetween. Hania is a unique acoustic, social and architectural habitat built over thousands of years.
The people of Hania will be able to sign up for acoustic walks and to contribute feedback of their favoite listening spots as part of the exhibition. There will be artists' talks held at the venue, and four groups of pupils and students from Hania will participate in workshops, the outcome of which will be made visible to the public as part of the developing installation. The double CD Tarhu Connections, featuring the soundtrack from the exhibition, will be launched with a live performance at the opening.
opening of the exhibition LISTENING THROUGH THE WALLS launch of the CD Tarhu Connections - ΣΥΝΔΕΣΕΙΣ live Tarhu music by Ros Bandt Thursday, May 19th 7.00pm – 10.00pm
exhibition open to the public: Friday, May 20th and Monday, May 23rd to Sunday, May 29th 11.00am – 2.00pm and 7.00pm – 10.00pm
The Acoustic Landscape and Sound Design of Hania:
Listening Through the Walls (Dr Ros Bandt, sound artist) Monday, May 23rd 8.00pm
Aspects of the Role of the Visual Artist at the Beginning of the 21st Century: My Personal View
(Konstantin Fischer, visual artist) Tuesday, May 24th 8.00pm
opening of the completed exhibition / sound installation Wednesday, May 25th 7.00pm – 10.00pm
historian’s talk: The Social and Historical Foundations of Walls.
My Personal View (Anja Zuckmantel, historian) Thursday, May 26th 8.00pm