Jill Haefele

Living Headphones

A project about listening to nature. These headphones are meant to bring a little piece of the wilderness closer to your ears. Whether or not you enjoy the sound is another matter…
I am interested in the duality of our relationship to the natural world–how living things can seem beautiful or terrifying depending on how we encounter them. I am also interested in the ways that we package and contain nature for human consumption.
When you wear the headphones, you can hear the crickets rustling around in the leaves. Some people find the sound soothing, others find it disturbing.
If you can sit still for long enough, the crickets may start to chirp!

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010