Call + Response

Aluminum gutter, contact mic, nickel horn, paint, speaker, wiring, installation at c3:initiative, Portland Biennial, Curated by Michelle Grabner, 2016

Northern Flickers, a common woodpecker, drum on hollow logs and metal to attract a mate. But urban flicker's hammering is drowned out by human noise. Amplifying horns were attach to metal gutters, the flicker’s favorite sounding boards, to broadcast their drumming to neighborhood flickers and exhibition goers inside the gallery.

Call + Response is a collaboration with biologist Dr. Peter Wetherwax, Biology, UO