The Listening Project

The Listening Project is an exploration of the resonance among urban sound, memory, place and listening experiences. The aim is to explore an alternative way of perceiving sound information in a participatory approach, and to go beyond listening from experiencing added values from other senses.

Four urban sound fragments of Hong Kong were recorded and listened by ten people, their reflections were visualized into sound emitting ceramic forms by fixed parameters. The ceramic speakers were then placed in a gallery and experienced by audiences. Audiences were invited to observe, touch and compare the form, weight and texture of the speakers, then listen to the sound fragments by holding them next to their ears, supplemented by reading information posters and booklets. The experience extends from the gallery to daily lives, therefore to re-interpret the act of listening.