Pete' Pool Sound and Video Installation (1997)
by Dan Senn
Installation Design: Video and Sculptural Aspects
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Video: Six monochrome monitors (amber and green) displayed local citizens telling
stories of their experiences at Pete's Pool over the years. The anechdotesappeared
within a Canopy Lyre, a sculptural instrument which played intermittently and in counter-
point to the spoken sounds. The faces of those telling stories faded from darkness on the
video monitors, told a story, and then faded into the white background.
Sound sculpture: A specially designed sculptural instrument called a Canopy Lyre was
stretched between tree trunks (trees unmarked), amidst the video monitors and within
the grove of trees near the entrance of Pete's Pool. The instrument produced
delicate bell-like sounds when metal resonators were struck by two foot
long pine dowels. These were driven by the wind and electronically
by sub-audio frequencies contained on two CD players.