Martin Roth’s soundscape installed at various locations throughout the park asks visitors to reconsider the supposed binaries of human/animal, manmade/natural, and nature/culture. The composed audio plays the calls of animals, bird songs, frog croaks, and cricket chirps, among others, mimicking the sounds of human inventions such as the iPhone, air conditioning units, ship horns, and car alarms. Emanating from the trees within this waterfront urban park, the work produces an uncanny impression of the future landscape of the world.
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Photography by Scott Lynch