Radio Marché 101.7



兼容的盒子计划第四十七期 bazaar compatible program #47
31°12.246'N 121°25.010'E
市场101.7兆赫 Radio Marché 101.7
维兰尼-加斯帕的装置 installation by Violaine Gaspard
安顺路98号 小商品市场内26号铺 Shanghai, 98 Anshun Road, stall 26

You're now listening your favorite station, Radio Marché, 101.7, it's currently 89.6° and the Yuan rate is rising of 4%

Considering the bazaar's stall 26 as a kind of an open "White cube", I imagined to close it with an image to start it resonating with its surrounding. In this way, it becomes a huge amplified sound box. Acces is denied for spectators who can just cross the street and stop to look at a sound landscape. An image with oversized objects.

Into the box, behind the picture, small radios are setting in different places. Sounds give the key to understand what the picture shows.

Walkers listen to global sounds and if they are interested and curious, could be able to listen, going up closer to the image, approaching their ears and finally notice various sounds, some different details from each radio.

Sounds combine with picture to create one unity, an invitation for a blind listening of one place's musicality. In the street, where everyone can go and come. Picture and sound recordings from the grasshoppers, bugs and birds's market. I want to bring into this Bazaar another market.

Violaine Gaspard

Shanghai, May 10, 2013