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Noise Perceivers



Invisible Aesthetics of Noise.

As being the most direct way of engaging with our surroundings, sound envelops us wherever we are, even with our eyes closed.

We bring sound with us everywhere we go.
Desirable and controlled, or unwanted and chaotic, also called “noises”.
Being unpleasant and unhealthy, noise became a real urban issue in our daily environment.

As our modern society is moving faster, the urban soundscape becoming noisier, and our attention taken by technology, we forgot to pay attention to our surrounding world.

By using noise pollution and collaborating with it through an adjustable sound filter, these Perceivers aim to give other qualities, sonorities and colors to sound to contrast our perception of urban noise.

Could we find other qualities that used to be invisible if we would approach the world with our sense or hearing ?

“Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating.” - John Cage. 

Materials : Stainless steel grids, bended birch, 3D printed PLA, concrete, textile.
Technical : Pure Data patch running on Raspberry Pi 3B, microphone, speaker.
Dimensions : 1,80m, 1,50m, 1,30m.

Master Degree Project, Individual Study Plan in Design, Konstfack, Stockholm, 2019.

Full thesis : Download.
Press Kit : Download.