these buds are made for walkin' (2021)

audio guide for smartphone and non-noise cancelling earbuds

Listening exercises designed for a domestic space, accompanied by two different walks in an urban environment.

A product of the pandemic lifestyle, this work presents a version of the reality many experienced during a period of time when movement across borders was restricted. As our online feeds tracked different spaces and times than the ones we occupied, the Internet-mediated sense of place became more real than reality.

Both versions of the soundwork may be found on the following website:


The photos above depict an installation version of the work as it was presented at the Collegium Hungarium Berlin.

 photos © Kathrin Scheidt, Underpaid Mantis