Innerground _ an Exploration of a Disused Mine Through the Memories of Former Miners

Carolina Goradesky

In order to create conditions for an engaged artistic production improving the knowledge on the theme and its no-more existent site, a research was conducted to identify space and sound attributes in people’s memories. Performing activities, the ex-miners endowed the mine space significance creating a particular relation with it. Through talks the ex-miners of the mine of Winterslag [Genk, Belgium] were led to find the “lost sounds” throughout their memories. The idea is to use the collected data to [re]create sound-memories which could be implemented in an old mining site, encouraging people to explore this site in a different way.