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September 15, 2006



Returning the Rarified Sounds of the Wind

SENTINEL TO THE WIND by JEFF TALMAN will be installed in the Bavarian Forest this coming week and will run through September 30. The work is commissioned by the Lower Bavarian/Oberpfalz Artists Guild in cooperation with the Agriculture and Forestry Service of the Bavarian Forest in Waldmünchen, Germany as a part of their Wald – Symposium, a forest exhibition that will present the work of ten international artists.

Sentinel to the Wind is a five-channel sound installation that will cover over 12,000 square meters of forest terrain. Located atop and around the Pucher Outcropping, the installation will return the rarified sounds of the wind, which I recorded there last winter as they cut across the face of the stone. The region, on the Czech-Bavarian border was once home to sentinel towers and military complexes as part of the Iron (and NATO) Curtain. Today you can backpack through the forest and cross the border freely, which of course the wind always does. (more)

Posted by jo at September 15, 2006 11:06 AM