Hace poco tuvimos ocasión de escuchar a María Andueza hablar sobre Augmented Spaciality, proyecto comisarial que ha desarrollado en Hökarängen, Estocolmo. Hace sólo unos días se presentaba la web, en la que ya puede consultarse la información de esta iniciativa tan interesante. Desde el título se intuye la determinación de hablar desde el sonido, desde la madurez en que se encuentra el arte sonoro, de algunas de las cuestiones del espacio. Atención a la web, que es clara y concisa como pocas.
Augmented spatiality is a public sound art project for the suburb of Hökarängen in Stockholm in which the artworks, performances and other comprised events are integrated into the social and spatial processes taking place in the public sphere.
In 1980, the geographer and urban planner Edward Soja coined the term Spatiality to refer to the quality of the space that is inherently social. Having other terms in language related to the spatial, Soja invented this one to denote the space that was produced as a result of the social life. He reflected that way on the production and organization of the social space following the previous work on the topic by Henri Lefebvre.
On this basis Augmented Spatiality has been conceived as a public sound art project for the suburb of Hökarängen in Stockholm in which the artworks, performances and other comprised events are integrated into the social and spatial processes taking place in the public sphere. Addressing on the formation of social space in the city, the project aims to reflect on the ways in which public art and sound creation is assimilated or not by the networks operating in a specific place.
Augmented Spatiality has grown as a collaborative framework of artists, citizens, institutions and public structures in order that the project itself and its development may highlight the ongoing cultural, educational, economical and political events in this suburb of Stockholm. Different topics covering critical walks, gentrification processes, the idea of the local and variations in time of the soundscape and the landscape make of the project a ground of experimentation whose results will be experienced mainly through the listening sensitivity in Hökarängen, a suburb whose history and present time have additionally shaped the whole process.