Thursday, 16 October 2008

Echolocation, October 2008 ***

by Alex Stahl, Melbourne International Arts Festival
Walkway under Princes Bridge, all day,  Oct 16 to 25, 2008
Reviewer: Kate Herbert
Stars: ***
If you walk out of Fed Square, along the Yarra walkway under Princes Bridge, you will find a little sign that tell you to call a number and leave a voice message, any message. 

Then walk under the bridge and above your head is a line of speakers that look like lamp shades. Out of the speakers comes distorted bird song recorded from birds that flock under the bridge. 

Your voice will be “remapped, remixed, reverberated,” to merge with the birdsong. I dare you to recognise yourself. 

What a great idea! And it’s free.

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