||For one moment
Stay still ,
an excerpt of a view.
Along with the sound of the traffic,
or the birds from the park,
thin line of small sounds marks and outlines the view
the moment of silence with view over the pond.
Shakkei - a borrowed view
an idea/technique in Japanese garden, to integrate
surrounding elements (natural or artificial)as a distant view
to complete one’s own garden.
This has a similarity to listening to sounds from environment.
When we take a moment to listen to our environment,
trying listen to the whole, including our own sound
? heartbeat, breathing. We realize that sounds are not separated,
they sometimes even resonate.
Our ears are in this continuous flow of sounds,
and still can pick up a smallest sound in a complex environment.
The installation invites visitors to a view over the pond
(Aachener Weiher)from balcony of Japanese Cultural Institute.
Along with the installation, is a white sketch book, inwhich
visitors can trace their acoustic experience from the installation.
5.April 04 Miki Yui. Accessed 24.04.2008 from http://www.mikiyui.com/VoPond/viewoverthepond.html