Life Stories Soundscapes

December 3, 2020 – March 15, 2021

Legacy Downtown Sidewalk Gallery | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Tuesday – Saturday, 4:30pm – 10pm 

University of Victoria Anthropology of Sound students found inspiration in the Life Stories exhibition for their final projects. Each student created an original soundscape or a sonic composition to accompany an object from the exhibition. The students are pleased to share their work with the Legacy Gallery visitors and they hope their sonic interpretations will spark memories, sensations and new interpretations of these works of art.

Dr. Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, Associate Professor in Anthropology

It has been said that the task of an anthropologist is to make the strange familiar and the familiar strange. From quiet, contemplative moments to frenetic, otherworldly scenes, each student has created a memorable sonic arrangement that draws from the diverse range of human experience over the life stages. The soundscapes serve as a unique sensory companion to the Life Stories exhibition, and mark the first time that Legacy has utilized the liminal space of the sidewalk for exhibitions.

Nicole Achtymichuk, Young Canada Works Curatorial Intern 

With support from: