Extending thresholds, enhancing sonic qualities of environment (the experience of passing from the sidewalk to the interior of the proposed building)… a steel ‘bridge’ set into the paving resonates under one’s feet, loudest at the door threshold, but also extending into the sidewalk paving.
A curved door collects street sound and focuses it at the person entering.
Inspired by Martin Arnold’s Passage a l’Acte and Piece Touchee, I recorded interactions with a door, and then filmed over the video as I manipulated the clip later. Trying to reveal the geometry of the threshold of door interactions, and observe micro behaviors…
-”Talking Doors” publication by Julianos Urbonas (from printedmatter.org); essay “Mixing Humans and Nonhumans Together: The Sociology of a Door-Closer” by Bruno Latour and “Dialectics of Inside and Outside” by Gaston Bachelard (excerpted from The Poetics of Space)
-door acting in threshold between spaces (physical, metaphorical, sociological)
-act of knocking
-how to record, analyze knocking? – using paint to make prints of ‘knocks’; recording with audio recorder (sound of knock from same side of door as knock; sound of knock from behind the door – more resonance behind the exposed part of the door!) and with piezo mics (vibration); with piezo mics in different locations on door (directly behind knock on other side of veneer; on the side of the batten behind the knock; on the front of the batten behind the knock…)