A walking documentary, cartography & sound work around Arnica
This first Marche Sonore (Sound Walk) is the outcome of a proposal by Pierre Redon, whose artistic work has for several years focussed on mountainous areas.
Around fifteen personalities and local actors living and working on the site of Markstein have been interviewed by the artist about certain emblematic subjects concerning the territory : arnica, agriculture, tourism, and ski practice.
These testimonies invite the walker to question his relationship with landscape and the environment.
The sound compositions were created by the artist from field-recordings during the winter 2007.
The Marches Sonores (Sound Walks) are hybrid projects, somewhere between graphic, sound and documentary creations, giving a reading of a territory through its inhabitants, through soundscape and human ecology.
Each participant is invited to follow a route with the help of an MP3 walkman and a map specially designed for each project. The encounters, organised as surveys, are cast in the form of interviews; The Walks lead from one point to another and from one person to another.
They last approximatively 3 hours, including 1h20 of listening to sound creations and interviews.
The Marches Sonores (Sound Walks) can be performed at any time of the year in the vicinity of Paris, Limoges, Aubusson, Mulhouse.
This Marche Sonore is available only in French. Anyway, if you want to experience it, simply go to the Markstein and ask for an MP3 player, buy the CD & Map and go a walk.