Die Field Recordings zu „Voices of Lodz“ entstanden im Juni 2017 am Bahnhof „Łódź Fabryczna“, auf der „Ulica Piotrkowska“, an den Webstühlen im „Centralne Muzeum Włókiennictwa w Łodzi“, bei den Wasserspielen der „Manufaktura Rynek“, sowie im Garten des „Poleski Ośrodek Sztuki“. Die drei eingespielten Statements wurden 2009 im Rahmen des Projekts „Tondokumente zum Lodscher Boot“ in der „Galeria 87 Urzędu Miasta Łodzi“ aufgenommen.
Übersetzungen der Statements ins Englische:
„If I had a lifeboat, no, if I had a boat, I’d rebuilt it into a lifeboat and save some people by taking them some place far away, to a deserted island.“
„I was thinking that in my life there was an episode connected with a boat. It was in a period, when I was a young man, wondering about my future. And at some point came this incident with a boat. A boat that was supposed to be such… It was, of course, more of a dream, especially in those times, that could not really come true, but there it was. It was about, that this boat was to be such a… A ship, that was to be a place, where I could live. It was such an oasis of my freedom, a place, where, thanks to which I could move around, get to know other cultures, other people, and at the same time return to my asylum, to this asylum of freedom, to this ship. I don’t know, I guess that’s all, I mean I could add something still, but what? So that’s all that could maybe have anything to do with my life on that ship.“
„If I had a boat, I’d cook a huge, delicious soup in it and I’d feed with It all the fish swimming around. And then I’d catch them, and make soup out of them. Basically, I’d be cool to have a boat-shaped car, that’d float around this sad town.“
Soundscape | Lodsch 2017
11:37 min | Stereo