(Heerlen / Bongerd 18)
Christopher Baker (1979) focuses on the rich collection of social, technological and ideological networks that are present in the urban landscape. He creates situations and installations in which these relationships are emphasised. He places his installations in conjunction with existing architecture so that revealing and at times disorientating shapes arise. Urban Echo gathers and presents the thoughts and messages of people that are in the city. The text or voicemail messages that are sent to the ‘location’ play with the architecture from which and onto which they are projected. The letters from the text messages, together with the supporting sound, start to lead their own lives.
The visitors may send their own messages to twitter #urbanecho and answer the questions: What do you hear? What do you want others to hear?
Another piece by Christopher Baker, Hello World, is also included in Paraphrasing Babel, Maastricht, Boschstraat 30.