Jimmie Durham

Anthropocene
2’09”
2018
courtesy of the artist

Jimmie Durham AnthropoceneIn cities birds must sing louder and louder each year because of the ambient noise.
Humans have become so accustomed to this constant background cacophony of sound that we can feel disturbed if there is silence.
If a tree falls in a forest and there is no one there to hear it, that means there was no forest to begin with, because a forest must be full of life. There would be at least a mouse to hear a tree fall.
I try to listen to the non human sounds in cities.
None of the above has anything to do with the sound work I made just now, however.