#1 To Choose | Sound Route (Shen Sum-Sum, Wu Chi-Yu, Musquiqui Chihying)
#1 To Choose
Sound Route (Shen Sum-Sum, Wu Chi-Yu, Musquiqui Chihying)
Audio tour, 43’00″, 2019
In ever-hybridised construction of contemporary society, the indicative function of language and sound plays an essential role in politics among different communities. The auditory and speaking faculties are commonly seen as a communication tool between individuals and/or embedded in mass media. Sound tour 1# To Choose focuses on the auditory technology, and the technology’s relation with culture and history as well as its potential in creating impression and memory. This voice guide work leads the audience to navigate the neighborhood of Tua-Tiu-Tiann through stories of the street food, examining the importance of verbal narrative and street food culture in our recognition capacity in late-capitalism world.
Artist Shen Sum-Sum, Wu Chi-Yu and Musquiqui Chihying formed collective Sound Route to explore the correlation between sound and history. Through field work, oral history and lecture performance, they rediscover the synchronicity of historical progress and postmodern diversification. The recent project is their interview with Hsu Ming, chairman of Chinese Hypnosis Association, an in-depth investigation into the history of audio technology and the formation of collective historical memory.