Chile as it exists today has its origins right in the heart of Santiago: The city’s centre has been the site of election victory celebrations and the fall of presidents, the site of marches, demonstrations, the visit of the Pope, and of people going about their own work and lives. Here, the streets are layered with memories, although today most of them have disappeared from sight.
Now the the artistic collectives Sonido Ciudad (Chile) and Rimini Protokoll (Germany) invite you to a quest for such memories.
We recorded 120 sound files in the center of Santiago. Subjective stories of what happened during the 70s and 80s.
How can I visit App Recuerdos?
There are two ways to visit this project:
From your home
To listen to the stories of AppRecuerdos from your computer, you just have to navigate the map above and click into the red points with your cursor. The audio will start playing. At the top left, the duration of the total audio will appear.
If you want to see the streets or houses that the Audios talk about, we recommend that you open another window with Street View.
In the city
AppRecuerdos was originally concieved as a mobile app: A different way to walk around Santiago de Chile: An application that invites you to an audio-tour which intervenes in the city generating listening sites. It is an itinerant experience of linking public spaces with the memory that is encrypted into them.
WHEN YOU DOWNLOAD APPRECUERDOS: MAINTAIN OR SWITCH THE LANGUAGE OF YOUR MOBILE TO ENGLISH. WHEN YOU OPEN THE APP THE AUDIOS AND INFORMATION WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DOWNLOADED IN ENGLISH.
The download will take some time. When you open the application, a map of Santiago with spots will be displayed on your screen; each point represents an audio-file. Synchronize the audio files while being connected to a Wifi network. Take a charger with you.
Each visitor defines his/her own route and its duration, creating and experiencing their own version of “AppRecuerdos”. The phone registers where you are – within the map – and automatically plays the matching sound file.
A project by SonidoCiudad (Santiago, Chile) y Rimini Protokoll (Germany, Switzerland).