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Saturday, May 19 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
"The Hum" Screening

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Not everyone can “hear” the Hum, but the vibroacoustic effects of infrasound causes its victims to describe it as something that is felt more than heard. Wherever the Hum appears, etymology melds with geolocation: the Taos Hum, the Bristol Hum, the Auckland Hum.

In early 2011, Windsor, Ontario — a stone’s throw across the river from Detroit — developed its very own Hum. The cause of the Hum has alternately been blamed on local underground salt mining and the VLF bass waves emanating from the industrial smelting factories on Zug Island. The presence of salt and steel have left their impression on this work.

“The Hum” reconstructs a visual and sonic impression of the spatial, psychic-industrial, and physiological effects of this mysterious event upon people, animals, and local landscapes. The soundtrack samples interviews with the Hum-afflicted, field recordings of the phenomena, and has “sonified” local dirt and rock salt with the use of an analog synthesizer — in sonic solidarity with the environment.

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Kristen Gallerneaux

Kristen Gallerneaux is an artist, curator, and sonic researcher holding a Ph.D. in Art Practice & Media History from UC San Diego, an MA in Folklore, and an MFA in Art. She is also the Curator of Communication and Information Technology at The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, Michigan... Read More →

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Saturday May 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Carolina Theatre Cinema 2