Device for the Emancipation of the Landscape
‘Device for the Emancipation of Landscape’ uses compositions of field-recordings of the landscape as ammunition for poetic gestures. The sound-cannon makes symbolic space for the re-imagining of our proximity to land through the aural environment.
In its first installation it was pointed at the Hamilton Armouries Building. A monolithic brick and stone structure. During the event collages of wetland recordings from the surrounding countryside were fired at the Armouries. Sounds reverberated and traveled throughout the neighbourhood, repopulating the area and creating a kind of social imaginary.