Matt Nish-Lapidus

Stone Song

2017 with Hillary Martin and Ranjit Bhatnagar ; Fieldwork ; Perth, Ontario, Canada .

Video and photo documentation by Hilary Martin.

Waves hard as rock and a creaking boat float on a sea of grass.

Description from Hilary Martin:

“A wooden dory moving through stone waves emits the low distant drone of the sea - an evocation of the haunting and persistent pull of the ocean on those of us displaced from coastal roots, and a nod to rising tides everywhere. Board the boat (watch your step!), hear your presence animate the sounds surrounding you, and ponder how you’d make your way through unseen dangers along rocky coasts, in part by listening, in times before GPS.”

6 channel interactive audio
Movement, pressure, and environmental sensors
Field recordings and synthesized sound
Stone
Fishing boat