喧言 BUSTLING DECLARATION
地图，法律文件，录音文件，耳机 Map, Document of the Law, Recording File, Earphone
Bustling Declaration is a sound-art project about being lost.
People from here and there came to big cities for good reasons. After several years of struggling, most of them still remained as an outlier to their dreaming city, in the meantime; they became a stranger to their mother town due to its rapid development. The last vine for them to grasp probably is the accent which might be indicating a root.
Six pairs of volunteers, gathered by the artist Feng Hao through social network, each includes a male and a female both from the same hometown outside of Beijing, were synchronously reading the LAW OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE POLLUTION with their endemic accent in six most bustling places of the metropolitan, which result six different sound recordings.
When the law of protecting the environment met noisy surroundings, it has no power to protect itself from its opposite.
In the artist’s opinion, there were six historic periods of Beijing, which were Yuan dynasty, Ming dynasty, Qing dynasty, Republic of China, the Culture Revolution, the Reform and Opening-up, showing tremendous changings and impulsive expansions.
The sound recordings were separately uploaded to the website bandcamp.com and the QR codes covered and peered with the map of the mentioned 6 historic periods of Beijing.