Street Haunting (Göteborg, Leeds, London, São Paulo) (2019)

Four-part audio installation

Street Haunting consists of four audio tracks available to listen to on headphones in the dark. Each track contains urban soundscapes and voiceover. The soundscapes were collected using a discrete binaural microphone in Gothenburg, Leeds, London and São Paulo. Each track has a distinct narrator who accompanies the listener on an imagined walk together in that city.

The voiceovers were performed and co-edited (and in some cases also translated or co-created) by women with a close relation to the four cities featured in this work: Rose Borthwick (Leeds), Mathilda Franzén (Göteborg), Katxerê Medina (São Paulo) and Lucy Wilson (London).

The title is a homage to Virginia Woolf’s 1927 essay Street Haunting: A London Adventure, an account of the socio-psychological experience of walking through London’s crowds at dusk.

Listen to excerpts of each track here.

Please note that this work is designed for listening with headphones/earphones, in the dark or with closed eyes.

Installation shot at Things We Will Forget, Göteborgs Konsthall 2019. Image courtesy of Akademin Valand/Danielle Heath

Street Haunting promotional images from the exhibition Things We Will Forget