Listening is one of the most neglected practices. Acoustic Ecology is the awareness of our place within the world of sound. After a short description of the physical and social properties of sound, we will take a sound walk to experience the local environment and return to share what we heard. Open your ears and mend your awareness of your community of sounds.
Please bring comfortable shoes, open ears, and mobility.
About the Artist
Kristine Diekman is a media artist whose practice is informed by listening to the human and non-human world. Her internationally screened media is supported by grants from California Arts Council, California Humanities Community Stories, Paul Robeson Foundation, ZKM, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for Art, The Keck Foundation and others. Her work is in the collections of the Getty Center, CA, Fales Library, NYC, Video Out, Vancouver, The Kitchen, NY, and the Lux Center, London. She has held residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell Colony and Banff New Media Institute. She is Director of Video in the Community, a program that collaborates with organizations and individuals to enact social change. Her current work is about water scarcity and contamination in California’s Central Valley. She is a Professor at California State University, San Marcos.