Space-cliché and The Collective Imagination

In this Audiorama installation, Cristian Rusu designed an environment where acoustic cliches of urban public space in Innsbruck were filtered, allowing them to be experienced in a concentrated form. Audio recordings were made of parts of the city, objects and living things in Innsbruck. Unmodulated color—also from the urban sphere—accompanied the acoustic narration in compressed format and was displayed on a TV screen. Rusu started from the premise that color and sound tracks cooperatively activate certain levels of the collective imagination and thus can also construct imaginary, cliché spaces.

Cristian RUSU works as an artist, stage designer and lecturer in Cluj/RO. He is member of the artist group Duo van der Mixt (together with Mihai Pop).

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