SHRINE

A Speakers Sculpture for the Kobe Biennale.

A Torii Gate (see picture below) is a place „where the spirits are more likely to hear your prayers“.

Shrine
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In my project SHRINE I wish to create a public sound sculpture that allows the spectators to express themselves and play music directlythrough the sculpture in Meriken Park. In effect SHRINE functions as a „Speakers Corner“ (like at Hyde Park in London) or a social „hub“ where people meet by chance or „rendezvous“. The massive PA system has 8 channels so that 8 people can interact simultaneously. People can use their smart phones spontaneously to talk through the sculpture: connections happen directly on site, locally or internationally.