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Submit a recording
If you would like to submit a recording of your own to be added to the map, you can still do so by clicking ON THIS LINK.

Hello Wanderer is an interactive audio project mapping the sounds and stories of public spaces in Melbourne in the contemporary moment.

Local residents have contributed recordings that describe public locations in their neighbourhoods—spaces they have discovered a new appreciation for under COVID-19 restrictions. From October 15-18 the accumulated recordings can be explored as an interactive map—either as a self-guided audio-walk or remotely from a desktop.

Collectively, these audio recordings produce a sonic picture of the area in this unique and strange time from the perspective of its inhabitants. This project aims to create a sense of digital intimacy between participants as they listen to the recorded stories and uncover new ways of experiencing everyday places.

Instructions

Self-guided audio walk: all you need is a smartphone and pair of headphones. Whenever you reach a circle marked on the map, soundscapes will play automatically. Visit as many or as few as you like. Ensure your phone's location services for your browser are set to enable GPS.

Remotely: To activate remote listening, click on the icon in the bottom left corner of the screen and drag it onto the circles on the map.

Hello Wanderer is a part of a special remote version of Art Prospect – an annual festival of public art. The curatorial theme of this Art Prospect Festival is “treasure hunt”. This year’s offering has an emphasis on using augmented reality to document treasures revealed in this time of rapid change.

This project acknowledges the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples and elders past and present of the Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land and waterways of Melbourne.