2 speakers, CD player, recorded sounds and interviews from Malm
CD-player with built-in speakers, recorded sounds and interviews from Malm
During 2000 I was selected with a few other artists to represent Malm in the International art biennial Artgenda 2000 in Helsinki, Finland.
My piece was "Compliments" and was an audio fingerprint from Malm, based on interviews with residents on the topic of their favorite sounds. Some people tended to prefer sirens or dusting machines, others birds, but one thing that returned now and then in the various talks was compliments from one person to another.
I recorded various compliments as well as selected favored sounds from the soundscape of Malm, then edited them together into a 20-minute composition.
"Compliments" was then exhibited in four places in Helsinki, at Makasiinii, in the big official exhibition spaces, but also at a number of secret but public places, such as toilets (one at Makasiini), at Lasipalatsi, and the caf at Swedish theatre.
The piece was also shown in Malm at Panora after the premiere in Helsinki.