Small Installation/Sculpture /Short performance – “Here/Hear: Manhattan is an Island.”
This installation first exists literally on my drawing board.
So Manhattan is an Island.
Can we hear it like being in a row boat?
Can we record the tides from every direction as they wash against the island?
With cellphones and digital decks we will synchronize recordings in three places on the water at once.
I want to play them back through transducers/objects of wood, shells, bamboo, and whatever else brings back the places where I recorded and my memory of the water there.
This installation is dedicated to the memory of Maryanne Amacher and her wonderful “City Links” performed installation series. There, she performed. The natural sound rode on the threshold of silence with a live class A phone line of river and dock sounds in her mix..
Liz Phillips 2010