All of the works will be specifically created for selected sites, GuteLjaudKarte presents permanent sound installations, which will be active during daylight hours, and audible to anyone in the vicinity.
GuteLjaudKarte will be open to the public from June 13th
until August 23rd
In a digital world, sonic experiences are no longer necessarily related to a specific place, as we can carry them with us wherever we go. With this project, we want to emphasize music and sound’s physical connection to place. The sound from each of the installations will be intermingled with impressions from the surrounding environment - with the wind, the sea air, the birds and the heat. Collectively they will offer visitors an experience that is unique and specific to the place and moment.
With GuteLjaudeKarte we want to reach a new audience who may not normally seek out sound art, whilst at the same time further strengthening Gotland's position as a summer destination.
Public aims and installation locations
Our ambition is for GuteLjaudeKarte to reach a wide audience, encompassing a broad range of ages, offering both young people and adults, sonic experiences that will arouse their curiosity about sound as an artform.
Besides having a large local population, Gotland is also a distinctive tourist destination, with many visitors being both holiday residents and tourists. Our goal is to reach 40 to 60,000 people during the two summer months of the exhibition. These figures are based on a visitor count performed at Fårö in summer 2013 to investigate the project's audience potential.
Three of the installation sites were chosen partly because of their existing large family audience, who might not otherwise seek out sound art events: