Listener Ship

Place-responsive performance and sculpture (2016, Banff, AB)

Listener Ship was an exploration of place-responsive architecture by considering the land as notation. How can a structure resonate with and fully embody the land? How can a structure be an instrument the land is speaking through? How can the artist be an instrument the land is speaking through? Using the practice of embodied listening, deadfall was collected through a snow covered landscape, and a listening space was constructed by the Bow River, allowing the small parts to inform the larger vision. The sculpture is a temporary space for people to gather, and will have it's own life as it slowly returns to the land.