PET SOUNDS / CHARLES LONG / MADISON SQUARE PARK / NEW YORK, NY / 2012

Pet Sounds is an interactive, large-scale, mixed-media installation.

“My re-occurring interest in the uncanny over many years is in full effect here in the Pet Sounds project where something as familiar and literally grounding as a handrail morphs into an unnamable blob that has a very physical presence with some power to dialog with the viewer’s own somatic sense."

"As one pets the blobs, a wide range of sounds are triggered and are coming from within the bodies of the forms. The sounds and the sculptural forms connect to the physicality of the viewer and by extension to those of others that are touching the work."

"I wanted the work to be as visually affecting to park visitors as it is a physical and aural experience for them."

The installation, commissioned by Mad. Sq. Art, will remain on view daily from May 2 – September 9, 2012. All text via Madison Square Park Conservancy