The sounds and rhythms of life in the village of Magura in southern Romania.
outcomes are a collection of soundworks and drawings for exhibition in
Muzeul Judetean Teleormanul in the nearby town of Alexandria.
Magura, located at the northern end of the village, is a settlement
mound dating from the Neolithic. It is still in use today as a
church. It is not possible to listen to an
ancient culture. That past is silent. At the very least, by recording silence and
overlaying it on itself,
we can hear the the
passage of time in the resonance of empty
The outcome of work with children from the village has produced a
collective drawing. We asked the following questions. What does it mean to make a map? What does a map
record? What does a map not record? If we want to make a map of Magura
for the rest of the world to see then what do we want to show them? What do we want them to hear? If
we want to show them the trees, then how can we do this accurately? How
can we show the trees in summer, and the trees in winter? Can we create
a map that records the passing of the seasons? If we want to represent the sound of a goose to a deaf person then how can we do this? Where on the map should the sound be placed?