Hidden Encounters

Meres Bookstore
33 Pentadaktylou
Nicosia, Cyprus
24-25 July 2018
10:00 – 17:00

Is that an animal’s voice I think I’m hearing?

Kittens at Kykkos Monastery, Cyprus

Cyprus Scops Owl

Brown Cicada in Grimmiki Park, Nicosia, Cyprus

Hooded Crow

Cyprus Warbler

Mouflon at the Cyprus Mouflon Enclosure

Sperm Whale

Cyprus Wheatear

Cyprus Short-toed Tree Creeper

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Hidden Encounters
is an interactive sound installation exploring the voices of animals that are Cypriot residents. Movement within the reach of a hidden ultrasonic range finder starts the playback of a recording of sounds made by one or another of these animals. The system may then attempt to engage listeners by further altering the loudness and/or the playback speed of the sound — as if the animal itself were volunteering to communicate.

Hidden Encounters is one of multiple installations and performances supported by the Interfaces Network, sponsored by the European University Cyprus, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.