city soundscape


I curated this piece for Salone del Mobile Milano in Shanghai, in which two contemporary dancers, one Chinese and one Western, are asked to improvise movements while listening to the soundscapes of both Milano and Shanghai. The audio piece was composed with street sounds from both cities including Shanghai train stations, Milano Duomo bells and chattering in both languages. This background sound merges with the names of the districts of both cities. The semitransparent tunnel represents the overlapping and intermingling of both cultures through the shapes of their different districts.

Italian voice: Giorgio Dal Soglio

Shanghainess voice: 倪淑婷

Western dancer: Anneliese Charek

Chinese dancer: 董玲钰