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2005 10 28
Listening to Vancouver

We attended the opening of Sensations Urbaines/Sense of the City at the CCA this week. The main premise of the exhibition, as you might imagine from its title, is that cities are made up of myriad experiences that exist far beyond the realm of the merely visual. The urban environment enters our consciousness through our other four senses too. The best sensation for me was standing in a room equipped with numerous headphones, all of which were playing archival recordings made over the course of twenty years in the cityscape of Vancouver.

It was an odd sensation to be in a packed exhibition jammed with chatting, schmoozing people, only to enter a separate room full of others who were listening to the daily cacophony of the city, while the room itself was dead silent.
[email this story] Posted by David Ross on 10/28 at 03:31 PM

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