Fuerteventura – an interactive sound installation at World Music Days 2008

Step 1

22 – 29/07/08
Casper Cordes journeyed to Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands. In this place there is clash between …

… European tourists…

Like Sandra, who believes herself to be at“Phorte Ventura”, a neighbor to “Landsorotty”.

… and African boat refugees…

… many of whom don’t make it for the Spanish border.

Casper brought a DV camera and a hard disk recorder and he 1) got in contact with Red Cross and other NGOs, 2) did video interviews with asylum seekers, illegal immigrants, etc., and 3) did ambient recordings at the asylum centers, at the sea, etc. This provided him with material for the installation.

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Step 2

Aug. – Sept. 2008

Casper Cordes developed the syntax/rules of interaction for the installation. He also developed the interface/ technology for the interaction.Thomas Lindvig was in charge of the sculptural part, where the interface is integrated

Glass sculptures by Thomas Lindvig, From the 2005 version of the work

Step 3

25-26/10/08

The installation was set up in Vilnius, Lithuania, at the 2008 World Music Days festival.


A light pulp; a mirror; when you approach, sounds are triggered. Your facial gestures control the kind of sound you hear

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Video Dokumentation; Fuerteventura2007
Video documentation from the installation

About the festival: “In 2008, Lithuania has been granted an honourable right to host one of the biggest international contemporary music festivals (…)

This event, organised by the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) that comprises more than 50 member countries from around the world, is often compared to the Olympics in music and many countries bid each year for the right to host its programme.”

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Interview, with a young guy in the harbour at Fuerteventura

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