Kunming record during Covid​-​19

by Luo Fei

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"These recordings are recorded in Kunming city, from early February to early May in 2020. The random sound clips reflect the process of the whole city from silence to vitality, and personal life from public to private space and back again. Life in private space substantially affects the openness of public space, and vice versa, the closure of public life has made private life cramped and boring. The daily life that swings between the two has gradually become a longer "new normal" that everyone has to overcome.

This piece comprises 24 field recordings, each 60 seconds, separated by 3 seconds of silence. This is an equal arrangement, and they are arranged as neatly as the hand sanitizer on the shelf. In these sound clips, private life, media messages, and slowly reviving urban life are intertwined during the period of home quarantine."

Luo Fei, Kunming, China
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这些录音绝大多数来自今年2月初至5月初三个多月的时间内,我在昆明的实地录音。这些随机收录的声音片段反映出整座城市从沉寂到恢复生机,个人生活也从公共空间退回私人空间再返回公共空间的过程。私人空间里的生活也实质性地影响到公共空间的开放度,反之亦然,公共生活的关闭让私人生活变得局促和无聊。摇摆在两者之间的日常生活逐渐成为大家不得不克服的更为漫长的“新常态”。
这个录音作品最终收录了24条实地录音片段,每段60秒,每个声音间隔3秒。这是一种平等的排列,它们像货架上的洗手液一样整齐摆放。在这些声音片段中,居家隔离时期的私人生活、媒体讯息、慢慢恢复生机的城市生活交错混合在一起。

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released September 3, 2020

All recordings by Luo Fei
Photography by Luo Fei
Luo Fei is an artist and curator based in Kunming, China.
For more please visit his website: www.luofei.org/cv-en/

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