Humans vs. Nature? Breaking the Dichotomy
This exhibit examines the interaction of human and natural sounds in the naturescape, endeavoring to demonstrate that, in the modern world, it is nearly impossible to separate the two. Despite humanity’s best efforts to remove ourselves from “uncivilized” nature, we are nevertheless ourselves part of the natural environment, for better or worse. Humanity is inextricably linked to nature- we are just as much a part of the naturescape as a deer bounding through in a forest or lily pads floating on a green lake. Our challenge is to make ourselves a home in nature, becoming conscientious of the daily impacts which we cannot help but leave on our world, and learning to treat our fellow inhabitants and our home with respect and responsibility. The goal of this exhibit is to examine how the ecoacoustic soundscape is indicative of both melodiousness and dissonance in the relationship between humans and nature, which can never be fully divided, in the natural world.
Humans vs. Nature was produced by: Jamie Badeau, Breland Bennett, Sammy Bernacki, Allie Braun, Courtney Brown, Tyler Marshall Carlson, Maddie De Pree, Beth Fraser, Mitchell Freyermuth, Michael Garner, Kyle Gartman, Annamarie Guest, Miles Hauser, Anna Lackey, Taylor Petty, Bailey Pierson, Claire Pullan, Caroline Scudder, Hannah Shafer, Berkley Sjolund, Marie Smith, Vanessa Torres-Santana, and Nate Vogt.