2012 _ 007 Urban Songline (Latitude: 40.721514° N - 40.721384° N / Longitude: -73.997295° W - -73.996943° W) - Storefront for art and Architecture, New York, USA
The installation consists of an interwoven network of strings throughout the façade designed by Steven Holl and Vito Acconci in 1993 and the gallery space that transform it into an interactive, responsive musical instrument. When a panel of the façade moves, the strings physically activate the totality of the façade and acoustically transform the space of the gallery making the different spatial transformations audible for visitors through electronic transformation. Scenarios of sounds are generated back into the space as soon as people play this building. Visitors become performers and are encouraged to manipulate the installation as they transcend the space by moving the panels of the façade and stretching and playing the fields of strings with their hands and bodies, thus constructing and transforming the acoustic and visual topography of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City.
Part of the project Urban Songlines, taking the tradition of the Songlines, a system for navigation and care-taking of their land among Aboriginal Australians, translated to mapping urban space by creating music from its topography, discussing how we use and experience the public domain and to what degree we can claim ownership over it.