February 27, 2024

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Schuylkill River watershed to be explored in exhibit at Academy of Natural Sciences

An immersive auditory knowledge will bring seems from all together the 135-mile Schuylkill River to the heart of Philadelphia, in which the waterway feeds into the Delaware.

“The River Feeds Back again” will run from June 1 to Oct 30 in the Dietrich Gallery at Drexel University’s Academy of Organic Sciences at 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. The “layered sound map” was created by Annea Lockwood and Liz Phillips, two New York-based mostly artists acknowledged for their work with audio.

The party is no cost with the $22 value of admission to the museum, which is open up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday via Sunday.

The working experience will aspect recordings taken along the river, from each earlier mentioned and under the surface, as properly as some of its tributaries – including the Wissahickon, Tulpehocken and French creeks.

Individuals can practical experience the exhibit by way of a wide range of audio portals established up about the gallery. The region in which each and every recording was taken will be on a map etched on to a picket table.

The expertise will be “revelatory,” said Marina McDougall, the academy’s vice president of encounter and administration.

“Their attentive recordings manufactured with hyrdophones and custom made-designed microphones submerse us into a subaquatic entire world of huge textural element, revealing a realm that we had not earlier identified,” McDougall stated.

The set up is the initial part in a broader job the academy is carrying out this summer months, termed “Watershed Moment.” It will aspect other art exhibits and an investigative watershed journey wander.

The activities are portion of the academy’s “Drinking water Calendar year” celebration, which is intended to get people today imagining about their community watersheds and the need to defend them.


The River Feeds Back

June 1-Oct 30
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday-Friday | Admission $22
Academy of Normal Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA, 19103