Folldal Open Form Pavilion of Air

Folldal Åpen Form Paviljong av Luft
Audiowork / Soundwalk accessible via Echoes app
Duration variable
Specific installation area: 60m long x 54m wide
Located at Helsestien Viewpoint, Folldal, Innlandet, Norway, 2022
Developed in conjunction with Folldal Kommune & AIR Folldal

Access the work here and open it in the echoes app (not a browser)
Launches 21st December 2022

The Pavilion is easy to access, just:
1. Download the Echoes app
2. Grab a mobile phone & headphones
3. Download the audiowork in the app (not a browser) using the link or QR code & open while at the location in Folldal

Part of the pan-European Open Form Pavilion of Air series

An overview of the Open Form Pavilion of Air series via RTÉ Culture (Irish NRK equivalent):

The “Folldal Åpen Form Paviljong av Luft” (Folldal Open Form Pavilion of Air) is a floating roof of sound across the front of the Helsestien Viewpoint, triggered by GPS and accessed via a smartphone, headphones and the app. Inspired by Polish architects Oskar & Zofia Hansen’s “Open Form” architectural concept (ca. 1959), this audiowork is one of 15 locations in 9 countries in the pan-European Open Form Pavilion of Air series, using sound and site-mapping to offer a playful renewal and reframing of public space as an essential place of engagement for the community.

By walking through different zones at the front of the Helsestien Viewpoint,while using your mobile phone, the Echoes app and headphones, you become a participatory listener producing a composition in real-time. Your navigation creates a unique choreography via GPS, combining and changing sounds mapped along the viewpoint through the app. Hear this unique mountainside location and its context become transformed by the sounds forming this floating acoustic architecture, revealing an immersive, profoundly spatial and physical experience. The Pavilion has no visible presence outside the app and can only be accessed and enjoyed at the Helsestien Viewpoint in Folldal.

Also in the Open Form Pavilion of Air series:

Access FOLLDAL PAVILION OF AIR audiowork in Echoes app
Lublin Pavilion of Air
Prague AGENESIS Pavilion
Bergen Pavilion of Air
Bornholm Pavilion of Air
Dublin Pavilion of Air
London Pavilion of Air
Inis Oírr Pavilion of Air
Sound Art Lab Pavilion of Air
Cobh Pavilion of Air
Piteå Pavilion of Air
Berlevåg Pavilion of Air
Lofoten Pavilion of Air
Berlin Pavilion of Air
Venice Pavilion of Air

Project background in previous sound/architectural works:
Open Form Pavilion of Air follows on from these previous selected architectural works:

- Climata (2015): recorded entirely in 15 of James Turrell’s skyspaces in 9 countries where each Skyspace was briefly transformed from an architectural light installation into a sound installation where you can hear the air move.
Climata was realized as an:

Climata Installation
Climata Double album
Interactive sound atlas
Climata Concert performance

- SPECTRES (2019/20) - composed entirely of in-situ recordings with tone generators in 9 post-Communist architectures, it presents an interrogation of contemporary society across the threshold of the architecture from a former, but recent, epoch. SPECTRES was realized as an:

SPECTRES Installation
SPECTRES live sound/light concert

- Threshold Works No 17 (2021/22) – a multichannel work and permanent collection acquisition - entrance sound installation for Polish National Museum in Kraków permanent exhibition  ‘Sections: Gallery of Polish architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries’ ('Przekroje: Galeria Architektury Polskiej XX i XXI Wieku')