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Photo by Kelly O

“To engage with the work, you have to put on the headphones and place yourself in the position of the wanderer. Often our collaborative works center around humor, art history and the mutability of the image.”

—Rick Silva, who created the installation “wanderer_above_the_sea_of_fog.mp3” as part of a collaboration with the artist Jordan Tate. The installation was part of the June 3 show Listen: It’s a Sound Show at Equinox Studios curated by Emily Pothast and Molly Mac. It features a 10-foot by 20-foot print of Caspar David Friedrich’s 1818 painting of the same name—but with the central figure of the Wanderer removed. A cord extends from the print’s horizon line and connects to headphones playing a field recording from a mountain summit.

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