Majors: Urban and Regional Studies and Music
Colleges: College of Architecture, Art, and Planning and College of Arts and Sciences
Hearing the landscape
“From a geological view limestone is fossilized water, it is as if the memory of water was imprisoned inside that stone … “
—-Sculptor and Muralist Pinuccio Sciola
Every material carries a fragment of memory.
We tend to read their stories:
(of a piece of tile)
form and shape – architectural style
wear and tear – age
moss growth – local climate
We can as well listen:
Just like a vibrating stone speaks of its liquid past,
a landscape consisting of diverse elements probably has more to say.
Senses are interchangeable.
Seeing can help with hearing.
“Seeing Sound” is a conceptual sculpture that helps people hear the urban sound environment by seeing.
The hand position: “hearing-aid” or “put on hearing-aid.” (American Sign Language)
Colors as sound indicators: black-industry; red-human; green-nature.
Hence the sculpture, as envisioned at different times of the day: