By Steve Parker - artist, musician, curator
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Listening Objects, a project by artist, musician, and curator, Steve Parker is inspired by the practice of Deep Listening, developed by the late composer Pauline Oliveros, using sculpture to engage people in the art of listening. At the heart of this project is the creation of interactive sound sculptures that facilitate the simple, yet overlooked, act of focused listening. These objects are to be enjoyed by people of all ages and will be on exhibition outdoors at Turnbow Park and the grounds of Shiloh Museum of Ozark History and indoors at INTERFORM in Downtown Springdale until October 13, 2021.
This exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of a Mid-America Arts Alliance's Artistic Innovations Grant, with additional funding, exhibition space and support provided by Artosphere - Arkansas' Arts + Nature Festival, Walton Arts Center, INTERFORM, The City of Springdale, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Downtown Springdale Alliance, Arts Center of the Ozarks, and Scott Family Amazeum.
Listening Objects outdoor exhibits:
- The Tubascope is an interactive sculpture that works like a telescope for your ears. Modeled after obsolete acoustic locators of the 1930s, the Tubascope is made from reclaimed and repurposed brass instruments and copper tubing. Rather than produce music, the sculpture invites the viewer to engage in the simple act of focused listening.
ASMR Etudes assisted by Noise Intoners: