Sound Cane

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My project Semáforo Sonoro (Sonic Traffic Light) was presented as part of “Invisible” exhibition at CENTEX museum (from the Council of Culture in Chili) from July to September 2016. I was invited to present the work that had been done during a seminar.

I took advantage of the opportunity to get in touch again with the people I had work with back in 2015. On the basis of the built trust and friendship, I invited them again to think together a project that would link sound, public space and their blind people situations.

Using public space installations, their canes turn into drumsticks – percussionist ones, those that are magic – turning the city in a musical instrument. Within his cane, the blind has the secret to play it. Of course, seeing people can also borrow or find a cane; they are also invited to activate this sound installations. For a moment, seeing people put themselves into the skins of the blind, they experience the city in a sonorous way.

With their canes, blind people become those “with an advantage” and reverse the traditional roles of “disabled men”

With the support of CENTEX, Festival Tsonami and Casa de Los Peces.

SONIC CORRIDOR
a project by Mariela Pérez and Félix Blume, in collaboration with Pablo Saavedra
Camera: Pablo Saavedra y Fernando Godoy

SONIC GRATING
a project by Sara Lara Schiappacasse and Félix Blume, in collaboration with Alejandro Mardones Guillén and Andres Matamala Henriquez
camera: Pablo Saavedra y Fernando Godoy.

SONIC POST
a project by Andres Barrera Miranda and Félix Blume, in collaboration with Alejandro Mardones Guillén and Andres Matamala Henriquez
camera: Pablo Saavedra.

SONICS STAIRS
a project by José Cuadra and Félix Blume, in collaboration with Pablo Saavedra
camera: Pablo Saavedra y Fernando Godoy.

Drawings by Juan-Carlos Ampuero Acevedo