Friday, July 14, 2017

The Huntington: NASA's Orbit Pavilion

I end this photo tour of LA's art museums with something very different at the classically oriented Huntington: NASA's Orbit Pavilion. To quote from the web site:

“Satellites that study the Earth are passing through space continuously, collecting data on everything from hurricanes to the effects of drought. What if you could make contact with these orbiting spacecraft, and bring them “down to Earth?” Visitors can do exactly that when NASA’s Orbit Pavilion sound experience touches down at The Huntington this fall … to produce an innovative “soundscape” experience representing the movement of the International Space Station and 19 Earth Science satellites.” Inside the large, shell-shaped sculpture, distinctive sounds are emitted as each satellite passes overhead: a human voice, the crashing of a wave, a tree branch moving, a frog croaking. Each sound interprets one of the satellites’ missions.”

Sitting inside the shell for a few minutes was a nice, relaxing way to end our visit.

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