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South Omaha Sound Field

Photo Credits:  Larry Ferguson © 2011
Photo Credits:  Larry Ferguson © 2011
Finished in 2008

by: Jamie Burmeister
Medium: Steel
Owner: City of Omaha

Location

Downtown, Metropolitan Community College
South Omaha Library located at 2808 Q Street, adjacent to Metropolitan Community College

Description

Aluminum chimes, galvanized steel structure, electronics, computer, and custom computer program

Additional Information

South Omaha Sound Field is an interactive public art piece commissioned by the City of Omaha and Metropolitan Community College for the new South Omaha Library. The sculpture was inspired by the diverse immigrant heritages, old and new, that make up South Omaha. When viewers interact with sensors on each of the seven pieces, the sculpture plays music. The experience of the piece changes depending upon how the viewers interact with it. All controls are housed inside the library for climate control and safety. South Omaha Sound Field was inspired by the diverse immigrant heritages, old and new, that make up the South Omaha population, including Eastern European, Hispanic, Sudanese and others.