Brian House - (De)composition in Eight Parts - 1
(De)composition in Eight Parts
w/ Sue Huang
In progress

New York City's Freshkills is an engineered landscape—once the largest municipal dump in the world, it will soon be a public park. But as an environment formed by glacial recessions at the end of the ice age, then re-shaped by waste disposal during the industrial age, this landmark will outlast civilization.

A series of data-driven musical pieces performed by double bassist Robert Black interpret layers of time—from the thousand-year decay of consumer plastics to the gathering of clouds overhead—to cultivate a temporal politics beyond humans.

(work in progress)

Double bass: Robert Black. Curator: Mariel Villere. Cinematography: Paul Shin. Assistant Production: David Feinberg. Thanks: New York City Department of Sanitation, Nancy Nowacek.