Great Animal Orchestra — Cartier Foundation
The Fondation Cartier invited United Visual Artists to collaborate on The Great Animal Orchestra, the 2016 exhibition that celebrates the work of musician, bio-acoustician and scientist Bernie Krause.
Krause has been recording animals for 45 years and has amassed a collection of more than 5,000 hours of sounds recordings of over 15,000 individual species in their natural habitats from all over the world.
UVA's creative approach linked together the various exhibition content elements throughout the basement space — soundscapes, spectrograms and art works — into a cohesive, immersive experience that three-dimensionalises Krause’s recordings and suggests scenes from the natural world.
The spectrograms form an abstract landscape, an interpretation of the various global locations and times of day that Krause made the original recordings in a way that envelops the audience and encourages them to linger in the space.