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Artist Teri Rueb will lead a walk at Times Beach
September 17, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join artist Teri Rueb at Times Beach on Sunday, September 17 at noon to learn more about her newest sound walk, Times Beach, included in the newly opened exhibition Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967-2017. Make sure to download the free app before you come, wear comfortable shoes and BRING HEADPHONES! Part of Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967-2017, this sound walk has visitors engage with Times Beach, located on the outer harbor of Buffalo.
Times Beach is a sound walk that weaves together sonic traces of different moments referencing the history of Times Beach, building a palimpsest of voices, field recordings and resonances that evoke the various temporalities and textures of the site. Delivered as a free downloadable app for iPhone and Android devices, visitors are invited to wear headphones and discover an aural overlay that responds to their movement as they wander the boardwalks, seawalls and blinds of the preserve.
INFO: The app only works on site at the Times Beach Nature Preserve. Search “Times Beach Rueb” on the App Store or Google Play and you will be prompted to download the app over WiFi (the app is over 250MB). Headphones are required. Be sure to bring a fully charged device so that you can enjoy a long, leisurely walk, wherever you may choose to explore.
Direct links to Times Beach apps:
About the artist: TERI RUEB is an artist whose work combines sound and site using mobile media. She is known for having established the form of GPS-based interactive installations, sometimes referred to as “locative media”, as early as 1997. Her works have received awards including a 2008 Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction in the Digital Musics category. Rueb is Professor of Media Study (with an affiliate appointment in the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning) at UB where she founded and directs the Open Air Institute, a platform for field-based learning and collaboration at the intersection of media, ecology, and culture.