Andrea Mancianti, Roberto Fusco Pugliese, Sebastian Schlecht (Developer), Nils Meyer-Kahlen (Developer)

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remote/displaced allows for an immersive exploration of a virtualised physical space: Öljysäiliö 468, a vast, decommissioned and repurposed oil tank in East Helsinki.

Its acoustics are extremely peculiar due to its shape and materials, with long reverberation times, shimmering echoes and immersive radiating patterns. In addition, it is an almost magical site for a modern times sonic ritual, due to its appearances of a relic of fossil fuel culture, its position by the shore, and its nature, in-between a closed industrial space not meant for humans and a shell open to the surrounding land- and soundscapes, that constantly filter and reverberate in its open cavity.

The project takes the shape of a small collection of brief immersive audio-visual visits to this special remote place, exploring ways to listen to the encounter between sound, technology, space and landscape, as it emerges like a precarious ecosystem, where the boundaries between natural and artificial get constantly renegotiated and deformed by technology.

In-between physical and virtual space, the brass instruments, an array of recycled sonic devices, the light, the wind and the sea waves, filtering through the holes on the metallic reverberant surfaces, transform one another.
Conceived specifically to be accessible via Mozilla Hubs as 360 audio-visual experiences, the audience can use a wide array of technologies, from VR goggles to mobile phones or personal computers, both remotely and in situ during the festival.

Concept, composition and electronics: Andrea Mancianti
Visuals and 3D animation: Roberto Fusco
VR and Immersive Audio Production: Sebastian Schlecht VR
Immersive Audio Engineer: Nils Meyer-Kahlen
Sound Engineer: Thomas McKenzie

Musicians: Henriikka Teerikangas (horn), Inka Pärssinen (trumpet), Sauli Saarinen (trumpet), Max Silfverberg (trombone), Mikko Marttila (tuba).

Production: Äänen Lumo, quietSpeaker, Aalto University

Supported by: Kone Foundation, Taike (Arts Promotion Centre Finland) and The City of Helsinki
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLinz
PublisherArs Electronica Festival
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020
MoE publication typeF2 Partial implementation of a work of art or performance
EventArs Electronica Festival: FEMeeting - Linz & Online, Linz, Austria
Duration: 9 Sept 202013 Sept 2020

Field of art

  • Contemporary art


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