“Mythen der Moderne” is an urban sound walk project, where stories and sounds of a certain part of the city are collected and then turned into a sound walk where the participants walk with headphones thought the streets to different points, listening to soundscapes that tell a little about the history of the place. Beforehand, many interviews were conducted with people living in the area and pictures and information were collected from the city archives.
If you compare it to the landscape of the other Orkney islands, the island of Hoy stands alone. The Orkney Mainland has rolling hills and bright green fields bursting with life. Hoy is an ominous shadow looming over it.
The sand on the beaches here is white and glitters, the remnants of sea shells ground to dust. Cliffs are layer on layer of coloured sand stacked up and compressed to rock. Standing on the cliff, I can still recognise the pattern that the last tide left in the sand below.