Atlas of Sounds is an auditory performance project by Ludomir Franczak that brings together stories that share common perspectives, revealing private worlds, strange collections and impossible archives. The work encourages deeper sensitivities to auditory sensations, as we travel through time and space, listening to the earth that holds our ancestors remains.

This special edition of Atlas of Sounds: The Well is commissioned by FestivALT. It is an audio work based on the Breathing Mountain project, which was made together with Magdalena Franczak in 2015 in the city space of Lublin as part of the Konfrontacje Festival and the Six Verbs Movement. The drama focuses on the city’s auditory sphere and on some lesser known remaining fragments of Lublin’s large pre-war Jewish community. The work is partly based on the sound recordings that were made in the building that houses one of the few remnants of the former Jewish Town: The Well.

Script, direction, performative activities – Ludomir Franczak

Music, sound design – Marcin Dymiter

Voices: Irena Jun, Marcin Barski, Ludomir Franczak, with special participation by Louise Steinman

Cooperation – Magdalena Franczak

Production – FestivALT and is in collaboration with Marcin Dymiter

Ludomir Franczak is a visual artist, theatre director and curator. His work has been presented in galleries, theatres, festivals and public spaces around the world. Franczak’s work operates at the intersection of memory, identity and ecological activism. He weaves together visual art with history or literature, create complex and diverse art projects.


In cooperation with Allianz Kulturstiftung
With the financial support of the Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund
With delicious hummus courtesy of Hummus Amamamusi