Visualisation of Kleefeld – Klangfeld
Words by Jyoti Mann
David Mollin and Salomé Voegelin, lecturers on LCC’s BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design and MA Sound Arts courses, have been awarded an Art and Architecture commission to realise a public art project in Bern, Switzerland.
The project Kleefeld – Klangfeld is funded by the Kunstkommission and the Hochbauamt – a building construction board – and will turn the environment of a newly renovated local school in a multicultural area of the town into a ‘instrument’ to be played.
The area will become a Klangfeld, or sonic field, that makes the temporary and passing nature of the site audible, highlighting how it is inhabited by its diverse local community. Through infrastructure building (from 2017 to 2020) and participatory interventions (from 2020 to 2025), it will enable pupils, teachers, administrators, local residents and visitors to engage with its sounds and add their own voices, sounds and rhythms to their environment.