As the closing event of Hope Sandrow's three-month Platform project, Genius Loci, musicians Carlos Lama and Ulf Skogsbergh will perform Clairaudience, a DJ set composed of audio samples of farming, transportation, spoken dialects, weather, and other regionally inspired sounds.
Clairaudience is a sound collage– interspersed with silence– that refers to the evolution and diversity of activities that have, over time, been associated with the Montauk Highway site of the new Parrish Art Museum.
According to Sandrow's research, the Shinnecock people once inhabited the land, Thomas Sayre, a founder of Southampton, farmed the land, and it later functioned as a poultry farm, then a tree farm. Sandrow states, "History is always remaking itself, and this performance evokes constantly shifting narratives. Every time you recall a memory, you change it." As such, each sample played during Clairaudience will build upon the previous, bridging historic and real time sounds in a timeless space.
Viewers may choose to be seated or move about the theater, and are invited to contribute sounds to the composition as it is performed.
This event has been rescheduled from its original date of February 8 due to weather.