This video documentation was shot by Javier Lloret and Michaela Lakova, with sound by Marjolein van der Meer, music by Winterdagen and graphic design by Celina Yavelow. Special thanks to Pia Schwarz (listener in the video).
The pier becomes the centre of a compass that connects distant cities through the direction and speed of the wind. The real-time wind of the Wilhelminapier navigates the listener to hear this ever-growing collection of audio fragments. Through a series of interviews and contextualized soundwalks we recorded people’s thoughts and memories of present-day migration and travelling in a globalized world. POINTS OF DEPARTURE will take you on a journey exploring how travel and migration has transformed the Wilhelminapier. Starting in the subway, through a listening device and all the way to the edges of the pier you will encounter voices with different accents, opinions and points of view.
POINTS OF DEPARTURE