Sarah Burrell & Andrew Simpson (LudiCity)

Listening Posts

“Tap into the wires” and listen to recordings that examine surveillance culture in the USA, drawn from previously classified materials released through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Listening Posts is equal parts documentary performance, interactive sound installation and public service announcement. Between Avenue A and First Avenue there are six listening posts––specially marked small metal utility boxes that are attached to parking sign poles––each with a headphone jack at their base. Once located, plug your headphones in to listen to soundscapes that use “free information” to explore notions of privacy, restriction and freedom.


October 9 – 12

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224 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009, USA
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Throughout the festival, from 12-5pm. There are six specially marked listening posts hidden in plain view on 14th Street between Avenue C and First Avenue. To take part, bring your own headphones to plug in.

Click here for specific locations of the listening posts.