The city is man’s most consistent and on the whole, his most successful attempt to remake the world he lives in more after his heart’s desire. But, if the city is the world which man created, it is the world in which he is henceforth condemned to live. Thus, indirectly, and without any clear sense of the nature of his task in making the city man has remade himself.
Lightscape focuses on the relationship between sensory experience and external structures within the city. Emily Thompson has written that within social landscapes, whether a soundscape or a landscape, the influence of the city far exceeds that of nature. Moreover, these landscapes are in a constant state of flux. In this sense, a soundscape is constructed through a post-industrial aural imaginary. Man-made noise and light are the inevitable byproducts of modern life. In order to create a quiet living environment, noise control has become the object of modern research in many disciplines. Noise is usually chaotic and disorderly, while organized noise (organisation du bruit) is a mirror, reflecting the reflection of society, and has the power to predict the future. How we interpret, organize, reproduce, and use sound are artifacts of ritualized processes. In turn, these aural structures interact with the city in light rich spaces, where people and activities concentrate and take form through sound. People instinctively avoid the dark, using the presence or absence of light to indirectly controlling and disciplining urban sound, thereby creating light’s sensory mirror. This program will bring together elements of light and sound from different routes within the city, each masking the other, and serving as the basis for visual and aural interaction as manifest in video, installation, and performance.
Lightscape is the farewell salon by Handshake 302 resident artist, Zhang Mengtai. It will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 4:00 in the Now-Phenomenon Space. Mengtai’s aural installation brings into play the sights and sounds of Baishizhou.
光景艺术分享沙龙 / Lightscape Salon
张孟泰 / Zhang Mengtai
时间 / Time
2016年8月27日 周六 16:00
Saturday, August 27, 2016 16:00
地点 / Place
现•象 空间 NOW-PHENOMENON SPACE
Rm 502, Bldg 41, Shahe Industrial Park