A Machine To Listen To The Sky

A Machine To Listen To The Sky is an audio-visual installation based around hearing the unheard. It was displayed at The American Museum in Britain on Thursday, 2nd May 2013.

The installation consisted of two inductor devices elevated high above ground level by a tethered weather balloon. The outputs of the two inductors were presented to listeners in the museum’s grounds through a pair of headphones. The listeners were asked to draw graphical representations of the sound world they were hearing.

One of the aims of the project was to demystify these signals that are hidden but all around us and prove that they are available to present artistically, seperately from scientific applications. I produced a short information sheet explaining what the listeners were hearing (the sheet can be viewed here).

My thoughts on the day were also published on The American Museums Blog: (view blog post here)

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