Gregory Lee Pickard presents a SoundScape installation:
"The Garden At The Edge Of The Other Side Of The World"
At The M'finda Kalunga Community Garden
165 Forsyth Street at Rivington Street Manhattan
Saturday, September 14th, 2019 3-7 PM
From the edge of the other side of the world, wild Africa comes alive!
Superimposed sounds of bird species, elephants, lions and monkeys of the African Congo abound within the garden's site. Designed to startle, engage and enthrall visitors and passersby, this art event is more than mere amusement however -acting as homage and commemorative to the African-American burial ground in which the garden takes it's name.
-About the Artist-
Gregory Lee Pickard is a conceptual artist based in the Lower East Side of Manhattan known for his often incongruous juxtapositions of images and sounds.
"Like a Zen koan, my work is designed to act as a catalyst to provoke thought,
invite questioning and induce contemplation."
Translation: "The Garden at the Edge of the Other Side of the World"
Kongo or Kikongo is one of the Bantu languages spoken by the Kongo and Ndundu people
living in the tropical forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola.
From the 2001 SoundScape:
Eclipse The sounds of Summer are broadcast over a Winter's landscape.
More to come! Under construction
Coming to a subway station near you soon!
Thanks to all who attended and participated in this performance!
Special thanks to:
Ryan Washburn: M'Finda Kalunga Special Events Coordinator
Anthony Feyer: Chief Installer
Bob Umber: M'Finda Kalunga Head Gardener