Deborah Stratman and Rob Ray
November 3, 2015 - February 29, 2016
Site specific intervention at the Fern Room, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago
The conservatory becomes a horto-fictional set, animated by selectively vibrating ferns. Plants turn into communicants whispering rumors about an unforeseen. Solenoids (electromagnetic switches) programmed at rhythmic intervals control the twitch patterns and add a faint tapping clatter, like an idiosyncratic Morse code. If sound is touch at a distance, "Susurrati" is a composition of trembles.
Commissioned by Experimental Sound Studio for the Florasonic sound installation series, a partnership with the Chicago Park District curated by Lou Mallozzi.
video documentation by Rob Ray