Anna Martynenko

“Sound Maps”, 2019–...

21x29,7 см, thick paper, digital printing, ink

Space wise each map captures the sounds of different places. One can find the coordinates and monitoring hours in the lower left corner of the sheet. The lower right corner indicates four sides as directions for viewing and listening. A certain graphic language has been developed to represent sounds.

The circle with a black dot in the center means the observer and his surroundings. The two circles on the left and right indicate the position of the head and the ears. The observer hears a sound, identifies the origins and makes a sign in a circle accordingly. The closer the sound comes to the observer, the closer to the center it is depicted. Noisy sounds are indicated by dots, softer sounds are indicated by lines. The loudest sounds are spotted.

If you type the coordinate of a point in Google Maps, you can find out at which point the mapping has been done. The artist selected places with the most interesting sounds. There are maps made in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Leningrad region, the city of Yenakievo (Donetsk region), etc.

The online sound map:

For a solo exhibition
St.Petersburg Sound Museum:

Manege Juniour: