A Room of One’s Own is an important feminist text written by Virginia Woolf in 1929. It is noted in its argument for both a literal and figurative space for women’s writers within a literary tradition dominated by men. In our binaural sound visualisation project – result of 1-week sound-recording workshop at Interactive Architecture Lab @ Bartlett UCL, we focus on the impossible silence in the domestic settings.

We first identified a series of everyday domestic sounds and recorded them with Zoom H5. Then we carefully decide their positions/orientations with reference to an imagined centred lady, and rerecorded all the sounds with Sennheiser AMBEO. The sound sequence forms a narrative that an office lady comes back home after work, starts writing, but keeps being interrupted by all kinds of domestic noise. She finally gets mad as the sounds add up to a chorus and leaves home to find some peace. The visualisation is a plan view with symbols to signify different sound samples and their occurrence.

Technical details

This #JavaScript project is realised with binaural sound-recording equipments and p5.js.

Analysis of sound samples 聲音樣本分析


《一個人的房間》是弗吉尼亞·伍爾夫在1929年寫的一篇重要的女權主義文本。其論點關注了在男性主導的文學傳統中字面和隱喻意義上的女性作家空間。在巴特萊特學院互動建築實驗室舉辦的為期 1 周的聲音研討會中,我們的雙耳聲音可視化專案專注於家居環境中不可能的沉默。

我們首先用 Zoom H5 錄製了一系列日常的家居聲音。然後我們仔細決定他們的位置/方向,參考一位想象中的中心位女主角,重新用森海塞爾錄製所有的雙耳聲。聲音序列形成了一個敘述邏輯:一位辦公室女士下班回家開始寫作,但不斷被各種家庭噪音打斷。隨著聲音不斷疊加變成惱人的多重合奏,她終於受夠了,離開家尋找和平。可視化是一個平面視圖,包含符號,以表示不同的聲音樣本及其變化。



A Room of One's Own

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