Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Thomas Dexter
Hydrophony, 2010-2011. Sound and custom speakers
Courtesy of the artists, Brooklyn, NY
In Hydrophony, Heather Dewey- Hagborg and Thomas Dexter offer visitors to the gallery the opportunity to experience the world of sound that exists underneath New York City’s rivers with a sound installation consisting of underwater field recordings. In this space, the above ground urban sounds of cars, pedestrians and construction are replaced with those of schools of fish, motorboats, and sea animals moving through seaweed. Hydrophony invites the listeners to expand their familiar understanding of their waterways, and to reconsider the boundaries between the musical/intentional and the incidental.