Audio Walk, ca. 30', 2019
Dual Reality is an audio walk created in collaboration with visually impaired residents at the Stiftung Mühlehalde in Zurich.
The walk is based on the artist’s interviews with the residents and describes their experiences when walking in public space.
The work is accessed via an app called VoiceMap, which uses the smartphone’s GPS to play audio automatically at a predefined place.
Dual Reality bridges the gap between sighted and nonsighted persons. Despite the presence of the Stiftung Mühlehalde in District 7, people with visual disability are not sufficiently integrated into the neighborhood and the city in large.
Their knowledge and understanding of public space could be integral in helping us create more inclusive neighborhoods.
Dual Reality was part of the About Us! festival and is now permanently on display at the Stiftung Mühlehalde.
Concept and Realisation: Verica Kovacevska
Organisation: About Us! and Stiftung Mühlehalde
Voice: Daniel Mezger
Photos: Sava Hlavacek
Supported by: Stadt Zürich Stadtentwicklung