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THE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE WORKING
PHILL NIBLOCK

MOVING IMAGES; MOVING CITIES
CORY ARCANGEL
SUKI CHAN
ANDY GRAYDON
JACOB KIRKEGAARD
LEE KIT
JACK KUBIZNE
KATJA LOHER
CEDRIC MARIDET
CARSTEN NICOLAI
HIRAKI SAWA
CLAUDIO SINATTI
JOAO VASCO PAIVA

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CEDRIC MARIDET
Back into the Ether | Hong Kong | 2011 edit | 8m 58s stereo
sound work with digital projection | color  

Originally created as a stereo piece in HRTF format for headphone, this work takes roots in the soundscape from the outdoor market in Central Hong Kong and the urban renewal projects that threatens not only the architectural physical spaces, but also the resonating sounds. The listener embarks into the noisy streets among stalls of fishes and vegetables. This sound composition can be taken as a metaphor for the risk of dislocation of the social fabric and micro-level cultural codes through the idea of disappearing sound.  Voices become blurry, frozen-like, through spectral processes. Their original richness and variety are reduced to drones, as being the mere traces of the initial sounds,  slowly thinning, freezing into this disappearing process of voices.

Sound and image by Cédric Maridet

 

Cédric Maridet is an artist, theorist and researcher. He completed his Doctorate degree in Media Art in 2009 at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. His solo and collaborative works have been presented internationally including New York (Art in General and Ramiken Crucible), Paris (Théatre de la Villette), Vienna (IG Bildende Kunst), Cambridge (Kettle’s Yard), London (Turbine Hall, Tate Modern), Hong Kong (Para/Site, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong Museum of Art), and he was awarded Prize of Excellence in the Hong Kong Art Biennial 2005. Maridet has participated in several residencies and symposiums on field recording, listening theories and the aesthetics of sound, such as the Pierre Schaeffer symposium 2010 co-organised by GRM and in the EMS 2011 conference in New York University. His writings have been published in two books: Around (soundpocket, 2010), and Who Cares? 16 Essays on Curating in Asia, (Para/Site, 2010). He is also advisor for soundpocket, a non-profit organisation promoting sound art and culture in Hong Kong. His works have been published as CD and book releases on monème (moneme.com), a platform founded by Maridet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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