Johanna Steindorf 2012
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"present views on past streets" is an expanded video work that deals with the subjective experience of walking through an urban space that you've never physically been to. Using an address in San Sperate, Sardinia, as the starting point, I made a video of the tour that I took in Google Street View while still in Cologne, Germany - and without ever having been to Italy or Sardinia. As a sound layer, my own voice was recorded, commenting sensations, observations and the sounds that I would imagine to experience while walking through the actual village.
During the workshop in San Sperate, I proceeded to take the exact same tour as I had virtually, and recorded the sound with in-ear-microphones, capturing the spatial atmosphere. A few comments concerning the transformations that had taken place in the village since the Google Street View images had originally been taken (between 2008 and 2011) were added.
In the last step, the two new sound layers were included in the video, finally merging different layers of time and space as well.