Uncommon Ground

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Victoria Estok and Steve Lambert, Uncommon Ground. Photo: Christine A. Butler courtesy of Eyebeam.
Uncommon Ground is a sound installation created in collaboration by Steve Lambert and Victoria Estok. Using stethoscopes against a five by five foot planter box, people can hear the plants commentary, discussions, and inner thoughts – which are normally inaudible to human beings.
The plants are voiced by comedians and neighbors, including; Reggie Watts, James Bewley, Cathleen Carr, Maria Del Piano, Courtney Robinson, Jonathan Shahn, Steve Trevelise, Kenya Robinson, Stefanie Connell, Maya Connell, and Larry Bogad.
The piece debuted at Whitney Family Day 2009 and was shown again at Eyebeam Open Studios in Fall 2009.
Project Created: 
October 2009