LOOP Beijing is an audio-visual installation piece and user-generated radio for Beijing Public Buses.
LOOP Beijing uses the existing infrastructure of public bus transit as a significant space in daily urban life, broadening it into a nomadic venue for interactive audio-visual installation and exchange.
Along public bus routes a passenger streams an audio pieces made in response to the atmospheric journey of that specific bus route. A public bus ride becomes a temporal gallery, a theater and a personal tour.
Progress in an effort to document the 999 public bus routes in Beijing can be seen here.
LOOP transforms the experience of public transit into a shared, cinematic point of exchange.
Contributors to LOOP BEIJING include local artists Xiao Hong Yu Xiao Xiao Hong (小红与小小红), Earsnail, Zhang Shouwang; and international artists Alpine Decline, Parallel Pyres, and Peter Cusack. A compilation of audio recordings made for LOOP are available for download here.