TICS [THIS INAUDIBLE CITY SOUNDS: Reading through Pamuk's Istanbul] is an audiovisual project by mxHz.org
The loss of sound is often lamented in literature about cities; this also happens in Turkish novelist's Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul, memories of a city (2005), which is taken as a blueprint for this installation. In various European cities, at urban sites reminiscent of Pamuk's description, Van Belle collects ultra-sonic sounds with a special detector. This material is made audible, and the sound archive is mapped dynamically within the physical exhibition space. The layered sounds can be literally disturbed by a vertical walk past the thresholds of the audible.