Constance De Jong: Speaking of the River
2000 | audio | Canary Riverside (exterior) | Art Map reference: 1
Speaking of the River was sponsored by Canary Wharf Group but was part of a wider project commissioned by Public Art Development Trust, which linked the River Thames in London with the Hudson River in New York.
De Jong created a gentle, evocative sound-scape using recorded interviews and stories that relate the human experience of both these locations, told by people for whom the river is a daily presence. Two audio benches are located 100m apart on the riverside promenade.