The worm, the hairy bug and the hedgehog
Marloes van Son
In early autumn 2014, we went on a random walk around Reposaari. While wandering and exploring we were guided by certain abstract signs. As we were led along a mysterious path we realised that we became part of a fairytale-like myth: the story of ‘The worm, the hairy bug and the dead hedgehog’.
This audio-walk is a guide to find the story of ‘The worm, the hairy bug and the hedgehog’ in your own surroundings, at your own pace. The audio used to compose the tracks is extracted from videos made during the original walk around Reposaari in 2014.
Marloes van Son’s recent works focus on sound-devices, instrument building and graphic scores. She uses these as tools to explore everyday appliances and natural phenomena. By repurposing ordinary subjects and objects she aims to create unusual, yet familiar experiences. Next to building electronic objects, Marloes uses her self-built instruments to create layered atmospheric soundscapes with a pop twist.
- make sure that you can listen to the tracks (a phone with internet connection should do)
- bring headphones
- bring something to eat or drink (preferably berries, or something berry flavoured)
- start walking with an open mind in a direction of your choice
- while walking look for the following signs and follow the instructions
- the signs can appear in any order, during any length of time
- not all signs appear on every walk
LISTEN TO TRACK “beginning”
(or other animal)
if there are trees nearby, go towards the direction that has most trees
LISTEN TO TRACK “animal”
follow the direction of the arrow
LISTEN TO TRACK “arrow”
if there is water nearby, walk towards the water, continue to walk alongside the water
LISTEN TO TRACK “glass”
THE NUMBER 3
you have found the answer, continue in a direction of your choice
LISTEN TO TRACK “3”
if there is a bridge nearby, go towards the bridge
LISTEN TO TRACK “boat”
eat the berries or berry flavoured food
LISTEN TO TRACK “red"
LISTEN TO TRACK “ending”
With contributions by: Emilio Zamudio, Ľuboš Kotlár, Laureline Tilkin-Franssens, Emilia Hyvönen, Riikka Toivonen