Forest is a radio installation commissioned by Musica in
Neerpelt, Belgium. It will debut during their Klankenbos Festival
in September 2005. Located within a forest, Musica asked
Stijn Schiffeleers and Amy Franceschini to propose a sound project in reaction
to this space.Upon thier first visit to Music in December 2004, Amy and Stijn's
first impression was the roaring sound coming from
the freeway passing through the forest. It was such a dominant sound factor,
that they proposed to broadcast forest sounds from within the forest to the cars
passing by on the freeway.
Amy is a new media artist and educator living and working in San
Francisco. Her work is pervaded with images of growth-reminding
us that both nature and our own creative natures are precious commodities
that must be nurtured and sustained whether it is on the web or
in our own backyards. Amy founded Futurefarmers in 1995, as a means
to bring together multidisciplinary artists to create new work.
She is currently teaching Media Theory and Practice courses at
Stanford University and the San Francisco Art Institute.
Working in many media Stijn reveals the subtleties of life via
film, video and interactive installations. Stijn co-founded Boutique
Vizique. His work embodies a sense of play and sensitivity that
reminds us to take a closer look at what surrounds us. Stijn lives
and works between Gent, Belgium and San Francisco.