Opened in 1902, the U-Bahn serves 173 stations spread across ten lines, with a total track length of 151.7 kilometres, about 80% of which is underground. Trains run every two to five minutes during peak hours and every ten minutes in the evening. Over a year, U-Bahn trains travel 132 million km and carry over 400 million passengers. In 2015, 1.010 million passengers rode the BVG lines, whereas in 2017 it was 1.064 million.
From: Mobility in the City Berlin Traffic in Figures – berlin.de and bvg.de
The project Encoded is an investigation on transit zones understood as a network on a city map connecting places of origin with destinations. An in-between environment dedicated to a validated waiting time and a rapid movement.
Installation is based on observations and field recordings of the transport infrastructure of Berlin. Within 8 weeks directions and time spent on travelling with a public network lines were inscribed on the list. A map documenting a single person movement in the city, a pulsing archive, was created from collected data – trips encoded into a transportation system with tracking numbers of validated tickets.
Sound impressions are structured into a multi-channel piece. Loudspeakers are positioned near the walls or niches – the experience is based on reflected sounds.
Vorspiel/transmediale & CTM Berlin – 2017
klingt gut! Symposium on Sound HAW Hamburg – 2017