Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Sonic Wallpapers: Decorating with Sound


What would it be like if we could decorate our walls with sound?  Listen to sonic artist Felicity Ford talking about her new project Sonic Wallpaper, which looks at wallpapers from MoDA's collections.

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Wallpaper, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, photographed by Felicity Ford

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Introducing "Sonic Wallpaper"


This winter artist Felicity Ford will be drawing on the MoDA wallpaper collection for inspiration for a new project. Sonic Wallpaper explores wallpaper from auditory and social perspectives, asking what would it be like if we decorated our homes with sounds?



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Wallpaper, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, photographed by Felicity Ford
Felicity brings a refreshing new perspective by thinking about the sounds suggested or auditory memories prompted by something as familiar as wallpaper.  We've commissioned her to take a look at a selection of wallpapers from our collections, and she'll be creating sound pieces to accompany some of them.

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Wallpaper, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, photographed by Felicity Ford
Felicity's experimenting with a website called Pinterest which lets you collect images that inspire you on to a virtual pinboard.  And she'll be making use of Audioboo and Twitter to share her ideas and gather your responses.  Watch (or listen to) this space for more details as the project develops.