Project Highlight | Walking Libraries (2016-2019)

Project Highlight | Walking Libraries

'Oreiller'/Listening Pillow by Alyce Santoro

Posted on: Thursday, July 08, 2010

Alice Santoro has created the most exquisite, deep-nature accessory that allows users to tune into the subtle vibrations of the earth's rhythms and inner workings.

"This copper "oreiller" (listening pillow) was created for an exhibition of artist-designed pillows titled 'Pillow Culture'. Inspired by a patent filed in 1964 for a "listening pillow" (the original was designed to facilitate listening to music in stereo while lying on one's side), my apparatus was updated considerably to appeal to modern, nature-deprived audiences. The pillow is worn as a headpiece, with the tuft of copper wool serving as a conductor between the ear of the wearer and natural objects."

You can learn more about Alyce's 'sonic fabric' textile, performance, and new wave homesteading projects here. Do not miss this special message regarding her eco-responsible decision to not attend/travel to the Green Sound Wave Festival in San Francisco. A virtual performance can be experienced in the following video.


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