60 Minute Cities: Los Angeles | 60分钟,我的城市- 洛杉矶

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这些录音记录了洛杉矶河蜿蜒穿过洛杉矶弗拉格敦区域的河道右岸部分/不同于其广为人知,充满粗犷之美的混凝土河道,洛杉矶河在这里由多个软河床河段组成,从中涌出的天然泉使得任何混凝土围边施工都无法完成/再加上上游水处理设施排水的汇入,这段地处洛杉矶东北部重工业背景下的狭窄河道体现了洛杉矶河在城市化之前的自然状态/该项目是在2019年8月录制的/收音地点选择了弗拉格敦多条街道尽头与河岸的交汇点/每张图片拍摄的都是道路尽头,而录音本身则是在尽头之后收录的。在这里,雨水沟取代了行车道路,将水排入河道内/录音顺序与河道的流经顺序一致,从2号高速公路开始到5号公路上游的巴克利街(Barclay St.)//

These recordings capture a portion of the right bank of the LA River as it meanders through a section of Los Angeles known as Frogtown / In contrast to the starkly beautiful concrete channelization for which the river is largely known, this area of the river is comprised of several soft-bottom sections whose natural springs have made any effort to pave over the river impossible / Coupled with the water that is released just upstream from treatment facilities, these narrows reveal something of the river’s pre-urban, natural state cast against the heavy industrial backdrop of Northeast LA / The project was undertaken during the month of August in 2019 / Recording locations were chosen at various points of confluence where the streets of Frogtown meet their terminus at the river’s bank / Each image documents a dead end; the recording itself, however, is captured just beyond, where navigable road turns into storm drain and empties into the river / The order of these recordings follows the course of the river, starting at the 2 Freeway and terminating at Barclay St., just upstream from the 5 //

Benjamin Bishop所录制声音的审美情趣和形式结构的动机来源于城市生态进程和退化。

Benjamin Bishop captures sounds whose aesthetic interest and formal composition are motivated by the process and degradation of urban ecologies.