Concept

OTO SOUND MUSEUM is a space designed to host invisible works. The works constitute a collection of unpublished or recent soundscapes, realized by Swiss and international artists from different generations and practices.

One work per month is set up on the digital architecture OTO conceived as an iconoclastic cosmos.

Born from a desire to reflect on the recent visual phenomenology, OTO SOUND MUSEUM aims to solicit experiences of proximity with what is not visible or distant.
In the new era of post-migration, mobility and displacement habits are undergoing profound changes. OTO SOUND MUSEUM opens a debate and rethink the concept of migration through a language that is characterized by its aptitude to travel, disseminate, protest and overcome the given borders and the many walls of our civilization.

Sound is a metaphor for migration.

OTO SOUND MUSEUM is also a collection and an archive of sound works preserved and implemented over time.
In parallel to the digital exhibition, the museum involves the artists to realize analogue restitutions in the form of live performances and sound installations with the partner institutions.

OTO SOUND MUSEUM is a project curated by ZAIRA ORAM and supported by Pro Helvetia.