site-specific recordings from matfield station
grasstrainsky is a site-specific installation and series of recordings created for and at Matfield
The work uses slit-scan
techniques to simplify the surroundings and environment to
the basic colors of the land and sky and forms
of the train when it passes by.
The project was originally created as a site-specific installation at Matfield Station, a historic bunkhouse for rail workers, where the projection reflects on the sounds and silhouettes of the industrial railway within the context of the natural environment of the Flint Hills.
In the recordings, one can observe the contrast between the ambient sound of birds and wind against the mechanical buzzes and rumbles when the train arrives. At other times, it is interesting to notice the clouds and various grasses come in and out of the frame, simplified and semi-abstracted to basic blocks of color.
some of these recordings are posted here!
Created through the Tallgrass Artist Residency in June 2023.