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'Garden at the Edge of the Other Side of the World'
Saturday, September 14, 2019
3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
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“SoundScape” artist Gregory Lee Pickard presents the “Garden at the Edge of the Other Side of the World”, an audio / site-specific art installation at M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden.
Behold: A “non-visual” work of art – equitable to the visually-impaired.
From the edge of the other side of the world, wild Africa comes alive with superimposed sounds of bird species, elephants, lions, and monkeys of the African Congo bound within the garden site. Designed to startle, engage and enthrall visitors and passersby, this art event is more than mere amusement. It is also as a homage and commemorative to the African-American burial ground in which the garden takes its name.
About The Artist
Gregory Lee Pickard is a conceptual artist based in the Lower East Side of Manhattan known for his often incongruous juxtapositions of images and sounds. “Like a Zen koan, my work is designed to act as a catalyst to provoke thought, invite questioning, and induce contemplation.”
Translation: The “Garden at the Edge of the Other Side of the World”
Kongo or Kikongo is one of the Bantu languages spoken by the Kongo and Ndundu people living in the tropical forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola.