Proximate Park, 2015
Sound performance for two automobile stereos and underground parking structure
Aurora Arts Festival, Dallas, Texas
October 16, 2015
Proximate Park is a sound work for automobile stereos and underground parking structure. Two cars circulate through the garage emitting tones and noises that interact psychoacoustically as they move in relation to each other and with the space’s extreme reverberations. Inspired by the frequency experiments of American composers from LaMonte Young and Alvin Lucier to Phil Niblock and Maryanne Amacher, Proximate Park explores the borders between public and private, and between presence and absence, in one of the most iconic yet banal spaces of American car culture.