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    Campus Detective: What is that strange purple thing near Old Main?

    Campus Detective: What is that strange purple thing near Old Main?

    Artist Jee Jung J. Kim created “”Ear of the Earth”” as an art project to focus on the interaction of human-made noise pollution and nature. The structure is meant to resemble the human eardrum and implies that nature not only interacts, but hears and is affected by the noise produced by humans. The structure, made of cloth, plastic and piping, has a speaker placed at the base that is controlled by the artist and her microphone in an adjacent building which will “”speak”” with people passing by sporadically throughout the day to emphasize the human and nature interaction.

    To learn more about the sculpture and its artist, you should attend the School of Art’s 2007 Centennial Sculpture reception, which will be held tomorrow at the Communication building at 3:30 p.m.

    – Giuseppe DeMasi

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