Schreiende Steinen (Screaming Stones)

21. 07. 2015

Public Sound Intervention

at Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

Concept:

The project “Screaming Stones” took place on 21 July, 2015. It was about sound intervention in public space. When I had participated in a demonstration on Pariser Platz at the Brandenburg Gate before, I had seen the holes on the cobbled floor. Still today the stone is a symbol of the resistance whose have no weapon. I recorded the sound of some demonstrations into small sound devices. Then I have so worked some sponges that they look like stones and hided the sound device between them. If someone would step on the device, you could hear the recorded sound. I put the false stones in the gaps on the cobbled floor on Pariser Platz and wanted to watch what would happen.

 

stone 1: Demonstration against GMO in USA. “GMO gotta go!”
stone 2: Demonstration about SEWOL-ferry disaster against violent police in South Korea. “Go violent police away”
stone 3: Demonstration in Greece