For this task I walked around Coventry city centre, I asked my brother to be my ‘eyes’ whilst I was blindfolded. We walked past shops, sometimes into shops, through the streets, along roads, by fountains and through the market. What I found interesting about being blindfolded was that I was more ‘tuned in’ to sounds. My sight is my primary sense and my hearing secondary – it compliments what I see. When I was blindfolded I was trying to work out exactly where I was from sound alone and that was at times, impossible to do. When I listened back to the audio, I tried to remember where abouts I recorded each clip. Some were obvious because I could recognise familiar sounds (such as water trickling- a fountain, or bartering- the market), however, some I just could not place because I found myself trying to visualise the situation/place in which it was recorded.
For the second part of the task, I had my hearing blocked off. This wasn’t as much of a challenge as having no sight because as I said, my hearing generally only compliments what I see. I am quite used to walking around without being able to hear any other noise than the music pumping away in my ears, so this part of the task wasn’t as difficult.
This is my response to Phonar Task 2 ‘Alienated Sensory Mashup’.Please listen with headphones, if possible.