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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.
Code…Encode…Decode: A Subjective Soundwalk
Youth & teens
This self-guided soundwalk through downtown Kamloops links listeners to coded capsules visible by day and illuminated until 10 pm each night ending on Oct. 12 at 6 pm. Scroll to the very bottom of this page for directions on how to locate the sites. Audio files (each approximately 2 to 3 minutes in duration) accessed through your cell phone QR code reader (or emailed to you for download onto your device via [email protected]) offer recreations of site-specific field recordings integrating found sound, original compositions and obsolete media machine experiments. As a postlude to the pandemic anthropause which quieted the world, listeners are invited to reconsider aural subjectivity across the soundscape towards an acknowledgement of our diverse narratives. The walk is on Tk'emlups te Secwepemc within the unceded traditional lands of the Secwepemc Nation.
This event is free.
Daniela O'Fee is a lifetime Kamloops resident who experiments with sound, sculpture and happenings in between. This soundwalk follows sites of personal significance from her infant home by the railway tracks with her immigrant Italian parents in the early sixties to her father's shoe repair shop formerly on Victoria Street. An earlier interpretation of this walk, captured in her 2017 performative work "Tuning In Tuning Out for Solo Listener", can be found in the permanent art collection at Thompson Rivers University.
Sound Capsules Located at 4 Sites: The lamp post along the sidewalk at 393 Seymour Street (across from #354). The lamp post at 250 Victoria Street. A lamp post along River’s Trail at Riverside Park Beach. The red fence post pedestrian entrance of Red Bridge at 650 Lorne Street. Headphones optional but recommended. Read the QR codes with phone or type the website links also on display at sites. Please email [email protected] for download if not using mobile data. Be safe and stay physically distanced.
This event is wheelchair accessible.