The Far Field

Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee, 2010

Site specific installation of photographs and audio


Digitally manipulated photographs of the gallery’s architecture and photographs of landscape reminiscent of the museum’s grounds combined with the architecture and changing light of the gallery itself. Speakers mounted to the ceiling played audio, recorded on site, which combined bird songs with the drone of human activity in the landscape. The resulting self-reflective environment prompted an awareness of presence and absence, and a psychological experience of architecture and landscape. 


The far field, the windy cliffs of forever

The dying of time in the white light of tomorrow

-Theodore Roethke