Forest Ambience 2 [Special Mix] : Happy Birds

6 min 17 sec

Forest Ambience 2 [Special Mix] : Happy Birds focuses on sound effects as “readymade” noise objects that contain inherent narrative meaning. In this work I appropriate preexisting footage to draw the viewer’s attention on the act of listening. Focusing on the reoccurrence of a single sound effect file, for which the piece is titled, the work dissects the emotive quality of ambient sound while revealing the acoustic methods Hollywood film and television employ to render place.


Appropriated film and television