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Velma Spell

Constellation audio walk

An audio walk through the streets of Leuven, mapped in animal zodiac signs, in search for relationships between planet Earth and outer space.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

1. Be sure to take your smartphone and headphones with you.
2. Start at the front facade of STUK: Naamsestraat 96.
3. Scan the QR code on site or click on this link
4. Put on your headphones, choose one out of 7 routes and play back the assigned audio track.
5. Enjoy your walk!

N.B. During the opening hours of STUK, you can get a free paper map at the reception.

ABOUT THE AUDIO WALK

Velma Spell is the alter ego of sound artists Liew Niyomkarn and Inne Eysermans. Commissioned by STUK, the duo make a constellation audio walk through the streets of Leuven which focuses on ways of looking and listening in the universe. Each walk has the shape of a constellation. Choose 1 constellation and follow the route while listening to the audio track. The walk takes about 30 minutes.

Based on the Artefact theme ‘Wired for Empathy’, Liew and Inne explore cosmology and earthlings’ relation with the universe. By tracking and tracing chaos and harmony, starting from Leuven towards outer space and back to our planet Earth. Enjoy!


Credits
Voices: Dr. Fiorella Terenzi, Dr. Shreeya Shetye, Dr. Jan Eysermans, Professor Manuel Aalbers
Sound: NASA, LIGO, Iowa University, Chandra Harvard, Mount Stromlo Observatory

PRACTICAL

➤ Ongoing (from 18.03)
➤ Free
➤ Duration : +- 30’
➤ Start: STUK, Naamsestraat 96 - front
➤ Requirements: smartphone + headphones
➤ From 18.03 onwards you'll find a link to the audio walk below

Velma Spell had a one-week residency in STUK during the creation process of the audio walk. Here's an impression.

Thu 18 Mar 2021 10:00 - Sun 27 Jun 2021

Location

Leuven

Price

FREE

Tags

artefact, AF21