Sound Mapping

For the SCI-arc Exhibition, we took on the task of mapping the LA River through sound. The intention behind this was to create a soundtrack of the moving water through the different contexts through which it runs.

The plants embedded in the exhibition landscape are connected to sensor devices that trigger the sound, following the Los Angeles River from its source, way up in the Owen‘s Valley, until its final destination: the sea.

As visitors interact with the plants, a sonic and invisible landscape emerges, as different layers and qualities along the river‘s path come to life.

An auditory visualization of movement and flow through a cacophony of sounds and an interplay at the thresholds between the analog and the digital.