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Summer Soundwalk Series: Hai-Wen Lin

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at Cricket Hill in Montrose Fields for a soundwalk led by Hai-Wen Lin: “Becoming The Wind”. We will meet at the top of Cricket Hill.

The wind is silent. What we hear are a series of encounters: a rustling handshake with the leaves, a soft sigh with the grass, a scream of discomfort at a highrise! What sounds do we make when we encounter the environment? We will begin by attuning ourselves to the sounds of the aeolian tones around us, then turning inwards to listen to our breaths, before finally breathing into the world and finding ways to attune our bodies to the wind.

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Hai-Wen Lin is a Taiwanese-American artist based in Chicago whose work explores constructions of the body and its surrounding environment. They earned a Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. You can often find their work by looking up at the sky.

In partnership with Night Out In The Parks and the Chicago Park District, our program consists of a series of guided soundwalks, workshops and training sessions that engage multi-generational communities in their own neighborhoods. Participants will listen to and for cultural and natural features of the landscape. Rivers, streets, residential and commercial dwellings, traffic patterns, human and animal sounds all feature in these soundscapes. Are plants tuning in, contributing, or responding to all this sound? How do we listen culturally, collaboratively, and more carefully?


June 16
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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