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Extraction (Sonic Well #3)

Date: 2019

Medium: Sound Sculpture

Materials: ​Latex paint, sand, wood, concrete, custom audio

Dimensions: 1.8m x 2.1m x 1.5m

From the Controlled Spill series, this work questions profit motivated decision making with regard to the environment and the future through the intentional creation of “spills” resembling environmental disasters or messy accidents. The soundscape is a 12 minute composition made from field recordings of industrial pumping equipment and water moving through pipes. Once every 12 minutes a resounding “glitch” sound is emitted that sounds like a scrambled signal or alarm. This interruption lets us know that this situation is urgent and cannot be ignored.


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