Blast Magazine, a French Design, fashion, and culture publication, has featured Soundwalk’s Ulysses’ Syndrome installation at the Shanghai 2010 Expo on their site this week, April 3, 2010. The review, written by Guillaume Fédou, names Ulysses’ Syndrome as “[the most ambitious piece of sound art since Homer's Odyssey, dipping its toes in the China Sea]“.
“[Ulysses continues his trek to the port of Shanghai, mixing the flavors of the Mediterranean with the fruits of the China Sea. A 24-hour work of sound gathering a range of fragments recorded in autumn 2009 between Troy and Ithaca (passing by the Gulf of Naples, Palermo, the Stromboli Volcano and the Eolie Islands, Carthage), Ulysses' Syndrome is likely Soundwalk's most ambitious work since the film Kill the Ego. The fact that it is being presented today, in Shanghai, is no coincidence since it is there the mythology of the twenty-first century is playing out. It is situated in the center of the cosmopolitan city, on Nankin street (the equivalent of the Champs-Elysées) in an ancient Taoist temple named Hong Niao (red bird)