On Saturday 08-APR-06 we did the Civic Public Art Walking Tour and lived to tell the tale.
And so, I present to you item # 19, The Master’s Voice by Sonia Leber and David Chesworth. It’s on City Walk up from Akuna Street, outside the Canberra Centre.
The guide says:
People walking past a low concrete wall
in City Walk trigger the unexpected
real-world sounds of people talking to
animals. With the sounds of the animals
edited out, the voices seem to be calling
out directly to the passersby: beckoning,
controlling and coaxing.
In this commercial and government
precinct, this artwork is not so much
about the nature of the park but about
the relationship of â€˜citizensâ€™ to their â€˜civic
Again, eerily prescient. It’s a stained barrier filled with a broken mechanism.
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