Dissonant Ecoacoustics

country estate with fountain

There is no human/nature dichotomy. Humans and nature coexist and are irrevocably intertwined-- they cannot exist exclusively of each other. Sometimes, however, we as humans manipulate nature for our own pleasure. This exhibit aims to illustrate how humans create disharmony in our relationship with nature, often without even realizing it. Each recording featured in this exhibit is of a sound that we as humans cannot help but create by simply living our everyday lives. Some of these actions may seem harmless at face value, but when we look more closely into the deeper implications, we can recognize the extent of our disruption of the natural world. This sub exhibit aims to challenge our perspective on how humanity interacts with nature and force us to remember that even our smallest daily activities leave a considerable impact on our surrounding environment.