Threshold Consciousness: A Site Plan is a new audio guide focusing on a modular building called Rakete in Basel. The building is in a former industrial area that is currently transitioning into a mixed-use space.
The work leads the audience through the building, allowing them to explore its unique architecture and engage with different sounds that are sometimes activated through touch or movement. The piece can be experienced onsite by using a mobile device and headsets.
It builds from The Listening Academy Basel, a summers school at FHNW Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures led by Brandon LaBelle and Budhaditya Chattopadhyay and focusing on the potential of listening as a relational act.