Soundwalk/Crossing the Line
Fiction & Non-Fiction

Saturday, September 17, 2011 onwards

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Soundwalk Collective, the New York-based group of sound artists, collaborates with Crossing the Line to produce a audio-guided walk along Museum Mile.

The audio-guide is available for free download at Please download the file onto your MP3 player/smartphone at home before heading to Museum Mile.

The audio recording features commissioned anecdotes, inspired by a building, object, or place in the neighborhood, and written by French writers Olivier Cadiot, Philippe Claudel, and Camille Laurens, and New York-based authors Teju Cole and John Giorno.

The walk takes listeners, using their MP3 players or smartphones, into the authors’ worlds and on a journey—real or imagined—to the source of each writer’s inspiration. The spoken texts are supported by original music and sound design created by Soundwalk.

“ movies you can stroll through.”
TIME Magazine

This event is part of Fiction & Non-Fiction, one of Crossing the Line 2011's three curatorial program perspectives.


Museum Mile
Fifth Avenue from 82nd Street to 90th Street

Audio available in
an English version
and an English & French version

Bring MP3 player or smartphone and headphones

Soundwalk is ongoing and can take place every Wed, Fri, Sat, and Sun, from 11am–5:30pm

The soundwalk takes approximately 90 minutes to complete


Co-curated by Gérard Cherqui
Funded by Etant donnés, the French-American Fund for the Performing Arts, a Program of FACE,
and the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (SACD)
Image © Teju Cole

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