On this rotunda, or traffic island, at the frantic corner of Carrera 3 and Calle 19, the city plans to install the city's first audible artwork.
At a public information meeting held this evening in La Candelaria, I asked a functionary how in the
|Can you hear it?|
"That's the challenge," the functionary admitted.
And yes, it will be a challenge, perhaps an insurmountable one.
At the end of each hour, the artwork is supposed to project the sounds of birds tweating toward two neighboring spots across multiple lanes or traffic: the entrance to the Las Aguas TransMilenio station and the sidewalk in front of the Colombo-Americano center. That begs the question of why they don't instead install loudspeakers in the sidewalk at these spots. The answer: This is art.
|Quite a spot for a soundwork.|
The work, to be called 'Scene Under Construction,' is by Oswaldo Maciá, a Cartagena native who lives in London. Maciá's was selected from among 72 proposals for the spot. It is Bogotá's first 'sonic sculpture.'
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours