Sounds of Rijeka

LAETITIA SONAMI - RIJEKA, CROATIA                                  



Voices of Rijeka

Animation of original proposal - model created by B. Laczko

The focus of both projects is the Rijeka Pier, a 2.5 km jetée, running parallel to the shore, in front of the city. While it was under control of Port Authority and an active commercial harbor for many years, it was recently made accessible to the public. The pier is still widely ignored and my two projects “Sound Gates” and “Invisible Sea” aim at presenting the site as a place of reflection and re-invention.

I came to think of the pier as a double-sided mirror: reflecting the city and its rich industrial heritage, its sounds and voices and also a projection space onto the open Adriatic sea, gazing outwards.