For the Sound Design Festival 2021 in Hamamatsu, the theme "Forms of communication created with sound" was to be visualized. But how do you make communication visible? Takt Project took up the basic principle of acoustic transmission via vibrations and designed an interactive, natural and playful space made of 42 tin can phones.
Seven staircases arranged in a circle formed an arena-like and spot-lit space in a 1,350-square-meter exhibition hall. On each staircase were six corded telephones connected by colorful strings up to 30 meters long. The strings drew a geometric pattern that served as a roof over the exhibition space and welcomed visitors with cheerful colors.
The tin can telephones allowed people to become active and communicate with each other through sounds. At the same time, the stairs served as vantage points. In the middle and below the cords, visitors discovered various sound design objects and works.
The space design was built without wall and floor coverings, which made it extremely mobile and economical, as well as producing little waste.
Hamamatsu is known as the city of musical instruments and music. As a UNESCO City of Music, it is engaged in sound design - seeking new possibilities for various sound design practices. The Sound Design Festival is part of this commitment.