Public Art – Mockingbird Project

A public art intervention in collaboration with Cara Blaine , inspired by a slam poem by Rives.

The failure of humans to tune into their surroundings led us to create a piece that would force the attention of the casual passerby. Trying to keep things playful, we recorded ourselves vocally making everyday, usually ignored, noises: dogs barking, trucks backing up, birdcalls, and sirens.

We then played these noises in public areas. At first, most people kept walking, until they realized that there was something a little abnormal about what they were hearing.