Dr. Robert Machado/Civyiu Kkliu, chair of humanities and director of English, was a member of a group honored to participate in How We Hear Now, a participatory, collective artwork created by The ECOPOESIS Project. The exhibition is the result of a multi-year initiative led by the Architectural Ecologies Lab and MFA in Writing program at California College of the Arts. The project was initiated in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, a response by the Ecopoesis Project to continue their collaborative explorations of emotions and thought towards action around climate change. It will be on view as a large-scale public projection at the San Francisco Ferry Building from June 25 to July 10, 2021.
The audio recordings and environmental descriptions are compiled into a layered stream of sound and text, a visual and aural landscape of ecological observations collected during this unique time. The individual contributions meld together with a visualization of seismic data collected on April 22, representing the concurrent geological sound occurring at a planetary scale.