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Project Collection of Thoughts delves into the city’s joint soundscapes to grasp peculiar condition of its society via a sonic experience of “mutual”. As audible as in the everyday, yet as incurrently loud and closely linked to its context, Kumbima echoes a sound experience that puts together the obvious and non-obvious, the historical and the contemporary, the present and non-present noises, viably a true reveal of its society.
The project takes stance from the major shift of late 1990s, encompassing people from an imposed sense of collectivism to that extreme individualism reflected on all life aspects. As strong as this individualistic behavior quickly grew over the mass, a counterpart drifted from it; transformed from an individual behavior behind closed doors to a complete freedom of manifestation in public space.
As the only constitutionally atheist country until the 1990s, this transitional shift drastically changed the behavior of religion in public space. From muted, silenced, individual hidden bits of rituals within private rooms, it rapidly unfolded into an uncensored multilayered open presence in parks, boulevards and plazas.
City lauds a multiplicity of sonant, of religious and non- religious nature, ingraining social cohesion to another dimension: a mystical landscape, just as the context itself.