Wright, Mary, Cook, Perry


Project Arbol: Deer-B-Gone: Journal of a guerrilla sound installation

Organised Sound: Vol. 8 no. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 133-137.

URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/jid_OSO

Language(s): English


Sound Installation Public Art


Project Arbol:Deer-B-Gone is a an outdoor sound installation of indefinite duration for twenty-three speakers. It takes on a guerrilla approach to sound installation art. Low-tech concepts and supplies, such as car amplifiers, aircraft cable, inexpensive cassette players, coupled with an overall irreverence for mainstream consumerism, created something like a Disney World theme park gone awry. The installation, which was site-specific, took place in a backyard in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. Yards and yards of cable were woven through the trees. Speakers were later mounted on the cable. Once in place, the speakers moved slowly along the cable. Each speaker played its own sound track. While there were some technical difficulties that plagued the project throughout its development and performance, overall Project Arbol proved to be a resilient installation.