Vel Vel: A Sonic Walk
The annual Thaipusam procession could not take place this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, so sound designer Ramesh Krishnan and theatre collective Brown Voices recreated the festival’s music, sights and sounds in a series of audio tracks.
Designed as a web app that combines sound, mapping and photography, Vel Vel: A Sonic Walk may be experienced while walking the Thaipusam route in Singapore’s city centre, or from anywhere in the world.
Presented by The Arts House, the audio-visual online experience runs until 18 January 2022 at velvel.sg ︎︎︎
Designed with Laura Miotto and Ramesh Krishnan. Photos by KC Eng and Ramesh Ramakrishnan Iyer. Web development by Er Yeow Hwee. 2021.