Soundwave ((7)) Biennial: Polyenvironments
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Matthew Howell image for Polyenvironments as part of Mediate Soundwave ((7)) Biennial: Architecture at the de Young museum
Artist Matthew Howell presents his next iteration of Polyenvironments, an evolution of this piece presented during our SonicLab series in 2015. Participants are invited to experience a freeform soundwalk using their own (or provided) headphones via their smartphones to explore a virtual soundscape by walking around the gardens and interior of the de Young Museum. With existing GPS navigation on their phones, their position will alter the soundscape while they move about the museum. As they walk to different sites, the sound will change to the site-specific music designed for that area. The alternate soundscape will be available for participants to transform their experience through replacement, reimagining, or obstruction of the natural sounds already available. Their daily perceptions will be available for critical dissection while their peripheral awareness is augmented by this artificial means of sonic sensory transformation.
Matthew Howell truths via hypnogogic sound and mediated proprioception.
Programming and general admission to the permanent collection galleries are free of charge during Friday Nights at the de Young.
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