THE SOUND OF HISTORY. BELGRADE CONFLUENCE

The interdisciplinary project „The Sound of History“ is trying to emphasize the importance of cultural and natural heritage interpretation as their symbiosis and not as separate segments. One of the main objectives of the project is the importance of the everlasting interaction between humans and nature that surrounds them.

Authors of the project are discovering the possibilities and limitations of the human senses and their perception when it comes to an experience. They are focused on hearing and the idea that sound can narrate a story, that way provoking us to slightly detach ourselves from the most usual visual perception of the world that surrounds us, hence of the natural and cultural heritage as well.

In August 2018, in KC Grad, Belgrade, Art Aparat organised an event in the collaboration with the German organisation - Art of Danube. The scientific foundation of the event is Sanja Iguman`s doctoral thesis that she defended at the University of Bergamo. The audio installation was produced by Maja Curcic, a composer from Belgrade, and the visual segment was supported by Mina Piscevic, a graphic designer/artist from Belgrade.

The story about five century long part of Belgrade`s history was told by the use of chronological, ambient sounds, supported by the visual intervention of an artist who interacts on the map with photographs as the keywords related to the story.

The aim of this exhibition was to point out the possibilities of an interdisciplinary approach as the instrument for the interpretation of natural, cultural, material and immaterial heritage of the Belgrade Confluence. In addition, the soundscape as a concept was widely explored and applied, that way confirming the significance of including more senses in the perceiving the world that surrounds us.