Digging into Soil
Takako Suzuki (2015)
This work deals with the permanent and ubiquitous connection between soil and humans. It evokes and references the act of digging through stories told by diggers, digging for very different purposes. Some are studying the soil, sampling, observing and recording measured values. Others are cultivating or harvesting. Still others are transporting and building with soil. Four speakers will be installed under the buttress of the train tracks, which traverse the Gleisdreieck Park 10 meters above. The sound of the U2 train line becomes part of the installation, drowning out the composition as the trains pass by, adding a site specific element to the soundscape.