KDC Episodes: großer Lauscher

Tara Plath Video

August 22, 2017

Artist Alyssa Miserendino and collaborator Léonard Roussel of Arup discuss the making of großer Lauscher, an exhibition on view at Knockdown Center July 22 – August 27, 2017.

großer Lauscher (“big Eavesdropper” in German) is a spatial sound installation created by interdisciplinary artist Alyssa Miserendino. The piece was recorded in the main radar dome at the Field Station Berlin, a listening station built during the Cold War by the US National Security Agency (NSA). Exhibited in the darkness, the piece is comprised of five narrators from five different continents reciting the story of Echo from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, while the protracted echos created by the architecture allow visitors to visualize the space of the Field Station.

Additional information on the exhibition here.