Carey Dodge


Monday, June 23, 2008

other possible sites for outdoor installation

here are some other possible sites that didn't strike me as much

this one has a lot of interesting sonic possibilities... there is a stream running beside the path and there are alot of turns, crossroads and openings through a wooded area... lots of opportunity for surprises

this is very stoic and rock rock rock with creeping vines. it is in the centre of a large rose garden so it smells amazing. i found this interesting but lacking dynamism. more zen. i don't know if i could add anything to it.

the overhangs over the path might offer interesting sonic possibities... e.g. highly directional speakers playing the sound of rain as you walk under... or the sounds of an hour in the past...

this is the quandrangle at queen's university belfast. i thought it might be fun to have tendril-like things hanging from the trees where people are invited by curiosity to pull on them, explore them and thus creating a relationship with the trees in the square...

latest project

I am now working on a site-specific outdoor installation. I am just in the brainstorming stage. I want to have interactivity at multiple levels... audience, environs, birds, wind, passers by, airplanes? I want to sample and process the sound of the environment as well as create a fantastical place. Like the secret garden or the Japanese-style strolling garden. Below are a few photos of possible sites:

entrance to large space

side view of gazebo and possible entrance/exit of small path


small path behind gazebo