JUNGLE-IZED: A Conversation with Nature
On April 1, 2016 Soundwalk Collective and Times Square Arts presented JUNGLE-IZED, a month-long interactive multi-sensory art installation that will transform Times Square, transporting close to a half a million visitors daily to the heart of the Amazon. Presented in collaboration with David de Rothschild, and in partnership with The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC), Times Square Arts, Audio-Technica, and CXA+ART, this immersive installation includes a participatory audio experience and an interactive video to encourage a conversation with nature and to heighten awareness of the environmental impact of climate change.
As part of the Times Square Arts’ At the Crossroads program, which includes installations and performances on the public plazas of Times Square, visitors will be invited to take self-guided audio tours of the Amazon by downloading the JUNGLE-IZED mobile app. From noon to midnight throughout April visitors can also borrow a pair of premium Audio-Technica headphones from the official JUNGLE-IZED kiosk to begin the journey through a virtual soundscape that superimposes the Amazon ecosystem upon an eight-square block area of Times Square.
Available through the JUNGLE-IZED mobile app, the virtual soundscape is composed by Soundwalk Collective and recorded by internationally acclaimed sound artist Francisco López. As visitors walk throughout Times Square, the voices of Shipibo shamans and narration by Amazon experts Jeremy Narby and Daniel Pinchbeck will guide them along a jungle tour and into a conversation with nature. The use of Audio-Technica headphones provides an end-to-end experience and ensures that none of the Amazon’s auditory brilliance is lost along the way.
April 1-30, 2016
Role: Production Manager