Event Details

StillSpotting: AUDIOGRAM

Time: October 13, 2012 at 12pm to October 14, 2012 at 6pm
Location: Bronx Museum of the Arts
Street: 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St.
City/Town: Bronx NY
Website or Map: http://stillspotting.guggenhe…
Event Type: tour
Organized By: Guggenheim
Latest Activity: Jan 6, 2016

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Event Description

For stillspotting nyc: bronx, the fifth and final edition in the stillspotting nyc series, Charlie Todd and Tyler Walker of Improv Everywhere, along with audiologist Tina Jupiter, present Audiogram, a unique 65-minute interactive audio experience and theatrical group hearing test designed for the South Bronx.

Hearing is often measured with an audiogram, a test in which humans are asked to raise their hand or press a button when detecting a range of tones of specific frequency and intensity. The stillspotting nyc project examines how the effects of urban noise on our hearing can be measured more creatively. For Audiogram, Improv Everywhere—a New York City-based prank collective that creates scenes in public places, along with audiologist Tina Jupiter— unveils a unique interpretation of the conventional audiogram through an experience that connects science with humor and the element of surprise.

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Drawing from Improv Everywhere’s Mp3 experiment series, Audiogram combines the format of a live hearing evaluation with ambient sounds from the Joyce Kilmer Park off the Bronx Grand Concourse. Participants will engage with pre-recorded sound downloaded to personal Mp3 players or borrowed iPods. Walking though the park, a narrator will guide listeners through changing perspectives on sounds in the city so that, among the aural bleeps and blips, participants may encounter surprises along their way. By disorienting its test subjects with layers of fiction and reality, Audiogram intends to heighten awareness of the constant noise surrounding people within New York City.

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