LINE is pleased to announce the upcoming digital release of a vivid new field recording work by UK sound artist Simon Whetham.
El Parque Está Situado En Su Propia Casa (the park is situated in it’s own house) is the result of a residency I participated in through March 2012 at Campos de Gutierrez, Medellin, Colombia where all 8 artists-in-residence exhibited works in one of the city’s more central art space, Plazarte.
My piece began as a performance on the exhibition’s opening night, using objects and recordings from Campos de Gutierrez. During the performance, and using transducers, I played sounds through an old guitar from Campos de Gutierrez and an oil drum found at Plazarte, both suspended from the ceiling. For the remainder of the month the piece continued to be exhibited in this way, playing subtle sounds captured during the performance and around the residency house through the objects.
The piece presented here is a composition which represents a combination of the two.
– Simon Whetham, October 2012.