“Douala Flow” is a sound-video installation by Roberto Paci Dalò based Douala's maps which are linked to voices and sounds from radio stations in Douala. The work celebrates today's living city through an immersion into Douala's present life. Soundwise are used brodcastings from Douala's radio stations in order to create an aural environment made out of today's sounds processed and recomposed. The video is made out of dynamic maps created through data analysis related to particle systems and cloud points.

The project draws inspiration from a scientific investigation on Douala by Marta Pucciarelli, produced within the broader research project "Mobile Access to Knowledge, Culture and Safety in Africa. Documenting and assessing the impact of Cultural Events and public art on safety and security" (led by SUPSI). It highlights how the discrepancy between oral knowledge and knowledge as reflected in the digital realm is evolving over time.

artist: Roberto Paci Dalò
artistical collaboration: Chiara Somajni
visual programming: Federico Magli / òè studio
audio mastering: Andrea Felli / Farmhouse Rimini
research: Marta Pucciarelli
special thanks to: Andrea Santicchia, Stefano Spada, Caroline Ngouegni
producer: Iolanda Pensa
production: SUPSI

17 mins, video, B&W, stereo sound, 1.87:1

24 June 2017
Making Douala 2007-2017
Ausstellungsraum Klingental