audio tour: From the archive
As part of her installation in the exhibition "From the Archive", Elsebeth Jørgensen created the sound piece "Walking Journal". Download it here and bring it with you on a city walk in whichever city you want.Click here to download the audio tour.
Elsebeth Jørgensen’s “Walkscapes & Dandelions…” is an installation made up of six components in different media: video, wall drawings, plaster casts, a sound installation, and borrowed artifacts in a glass display case. Part of the work also serves as a digital audio tour that visitors can download from Jugendstilsenteret’s website or via a QR code in the exhibition to accompany their walking tour of the city.
Sound installation and web-based audio tour (20 min).
Based on various walking-related literary sources, on archive material from Jugendstilsenteret, and on notes from Elsebeth Jørgensen’s own walking tours and interviews with female archivists in Ålesund in 2014.
Narration: Vibeke Solbakken Lunheim, historian and archivist, and Benedikte Holen, curator and art historian.
Sound recording and editing: Simon Roald Trå, audio technician.
Soundscape, installation and final mix: Fredrik Ingebrigtsen, sound designer and musician.
The script for the sound installation and audio tour is based on the following sources:
Charles Dickens: «Nightwalks: Chapt. 13. The Uncommercial Traveller», 1861
Virginia Woolf: «Mrs. Dalloway», 1925
Virginia Woolf: «Street Haunting: A London Adventure», 1930
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: «The Confessions», 1769
Henry David Thoreau: «Walking», 1861
Astri Frisak, Seed breeding expert, politician and feminist: Manuscript from the archives of Jugendstilsenteret: «Barn og fine folk i byen ved havet før århundreskiftet», 1883-1978
Ada Lene Synnes: «Ålesund – en by i rivende utvikling», 1998
Vibeke Solbakken Lunheim, Historian and Archivist, Interkommunalt Arkiv Møre og Romsdal IKS, Ålesund: Conversation with Elsebeth Jørgensen, 2014
Stina Aadland Jensen, Art Historian with a particular interest in historical photography, Aalesund Museums photo archive and Jugendstilsenteret: Conversation with Elsebeth Jørgensen, 2014
Harald Grytten: «Byvandring. Gater og steder i det gamle og nye Ålesund», 1980
Elsebeth Jørgensen’s own notes and audio recordings from three visits to Ålesund in 2013/14.
Translation: Phillip Shiels