Ewa and Jacek Doroszenko both studied Fine Arts in Poland to Doctorate and Masters level respectively. The Doroszenko duo work under ‘Pineum,’ a creative collective based in Warsaw. Soundreaming is a multimedia collaboration by the married couple which came about during a residency last September in Barcelona. Hear more about the project from the artists themselves below.
Soundreaming is an interactive Internet presentation that takes the form of an audio-visual archive of locations around Barcelona. This website documents our site-specific compositions and sound impressions. Recording the dreams and both natural and human designed sounds during the expedition, we created sound compositions derived from this material. Sound installations are complemented with a unique electronic audio composition, mixed with sounds recorded in Barcelona and lo-fi music.
The project was developed during our Artist-in-Residence period at the Foundation AAVC Hangar in Barcelona, Spain, 2014. Hangar’s jury had chosen us as residents in their open call for international residencies. Hangar’s mission is to support the visual artists and creators during the different phases of their art production processes as well as to contribute to the best development of their projects. For doing so, Hangar provides them with equipment, facilities, production assistance and a suitable context for experimentation and free knowledge transfer. The centre offers an array of services and a framework that allows for the research and development of art productions.
We arrived in Barcelona with the intention to observe, analyse, and in consequence find the best means of formal expression. The starting point of the creation was a map of Barcelona. We developed a body of work relating directly to our experience in Barcelona, utilising the unique properties of situations, traditions and objects inherent to the city and re-purposing them as material. Our work tends to solidify itself within a variety of forms: web-based installation and sound compositions.
When traveling, most people take photographs and use them to communicate a sense of what the experience of being in that place might have been like. However, the acoustic environment can provide a tremendous amount of the sense of place and feeling of a location in a different way than photographs. In our artistic practice soundscapes play the role of images.
The sound recording technique allows approaching the transparency of the environmental sound, translating and presenting it visually in a new context. Sounds are connected with visuals or interspersed with videos, but with the emphasis on the autonomous power of ambient sound to tell its own story and appeal to the imagination. Soundreaming attempts to translate selected audio events, taking place on the outskirts of the city, to the visual language. This project is a joyful rediscovery of various urban places, sort of an affirmation of soundscape and sense of hearing the World.
Explore Soundreaming online here.