Passage Tells: Brixton will be presented again from 19th to 26th September 2015 as a part of Brixton Design Trail in London Design week. At this time, you will experience the sound installation by using your smartphone with headphones.

Passage Tells Project is a site-specific sound installation focusing on one passage in a city. The work is composed of recorded interviews and conversations with people living and working around the passage. Passage Tells: Brixton is set in Reliance Arcade, one of Brixton's markets that endures the original character of the area. The audience will be asked to wear headphones and engage with the physical environment through a storytelling experience, uncovering the life and stories of what seems to be an ordinary corner within London.
Reliance Arcade
Brixton, London SW9 8JZ
Duration 20 minutes
Downloading the app on your iPhone (iOS 7+) / Android (4.3+ with Bluetooth 4.0+) is required**

*Registration is necessary on Eventbrite to get the app. You need to choose register with one of the dates for us to know how many people will come to the sound installation in each day, anyway you can experience it whenever you want on 12-6pm, 19-26 September. **Downloading with WiFi is highly recommended to avoid mobile internet charge.
Director - Daisuke Nakazawa
Sound Designer - Kenneth Love
Composer - MICCI
Graphic Designer - Maki Ota

Market traders of Reliance Arcade

What is Passage Tells Project?

Passage Tells Project is a series of site-specific storytelling experience along a passageway in a city, using the local people's actual voices recorded through interviews. Audiences will be able to listen to the voices over headphones by walking along the passage. The sounds they hear will be based on their positions, e.g. if standing by the factory, you hear workers talking and sounds of ore being smashed with a hammer. The passage itself appears to convey stories composed by polyphonic interpretation of peoples' changing lives, emotions and memories under economic, social and cultural changes.

The project uses iBeacons, which is a Bluetooth positioning system for mobile devices that recognises where the user is standing. This system allows people to listen to a sound based on a location. At first, we will lend the audience headphones to experience the event. Later, we will introduce an app version to be available for the rest of the public.

This project is unique as it sheds light on untold stories of a specific area, and the stories are illustrated along the passage that people actually use. The site-specific stories will then be delivered to other audiences over the Internet.

Who are the artists?

Performance Artist, Director - Daisuke Nakazawa
Daisuke is a performance artist and co-founded Pepin Structural Designs, a performing arts company based in Yokohama, Japan in 1999. He also has nine-year experience working in an advertising agency as a communication designer. Daisuke's work focuses on performative approach to explore and change people's behaviour by activating everyday environments through performaces to play with the roles of an audience and a performer.

Graphic Designer - Maki Ota
Maki is a graphic designer and an illustrator specialised in making image of invisible. She is currently taking a MA in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins to pursue the possibility of illustration. She believes that process of drawing illustration is the way to observe the world, and it can be an approach to unfold stories of people by exposing their subtle movements. "10 Seconds Poetry", her ongoing project captures the short moments and behaviours of Londoners by rotoscope animation.

Composer - MICCI
Born in Japan in 1987, MICCI is a composer and DJ who creates melodious tunes with heavy beats inspired by black music. After he had got his first record and shocked by Mozart’s Turkish March, he has been pursuing his DJ practice. He was also influenced by hip-hop and reggae, and Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On produced by Timberland deeply impressed him to move on to his activity as a composer. Recently, he has launched a series of DJ event “BORDERLESS” which plays music for overstepping wall of genre, generation, ethnicity and any barriers in the society.

Sound Designer - Kenneth Love

Passage Tells: Brixton is supported by: