Noise Intercepted Collaborators

Clare Yow - Artist


Vancouver, Canada

Why do I want to participate?

My ongoing interests in street photography and the notion of the Invisible Flâneuse draw me into this project. While sound is not a medium I typically work with, creating work about the urban soundscape is a welcome challenge to think about my city and everyday spaces in terms of varying notions of sound and silence.



Water ranNoise Challenge #1: The Pulse

The city has been drenched in rain the last few days. It’s not an uncommon thing here. We huddle under umbrellas and hoods, where the sound of raindrops rapping at fabric are a constant.

Slight streams and rivers appear on sidewalks, calling to mind the underground waterways that used to exist under all this concrete before the arrival of settlers. In certain parts of the city, you can still hear water rush from under the man hole covers. Vancouver, rain city, Saltwater City.

This work is a collage of four separate sound pieces made on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam people.

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