Searching For Candlestick Park

 

 

A Color, A Familiar Language, 00:01:41, 2015

Found footage from Game 3 of the 1989 World Series broadcast, which featured the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants. During the games televised introduction, the Loma Prieta Earthquake hit. The static footage caused by this earthquake has been stretched to match the duration of the announcers reaction to this catastrophe. The title of this piece comes from a snippet of language which was read by actor James Earl Jones during the games introduction.

Buckloma, 00:00:27, 2015

Found radio broadcast response of announcer John Buck to the Loma Prieta Earthquake hitting.

The Last Tour, 00:49:11, 2015

Former Candlestick Park tour guides Amanda Tugwell and Peter “Doc” Deutsch volunteered their time to reenact a tour of Candlestick Park without the actual physical architecture itself existing anymore. This audio was edited and layered unto a series of field recordings that I took while the stadium was being demolished. In order to disseminate this material, I used two forms:

  1. I purchased a 1 (800) # that could be called up by visitors while in the space or at a later date.
  2. I worked with the organization Free Radio Berkeley and its founder Stephen Dunifer to create an FM transmitter that intermittently broadcast the tour throughout the exhibition. The space itself was installed with a small solar powered crank radio and a PA system that would transmit static when the tour was not being broadcast.

 

Wax Soul: For John, Paul, George, and Ringo, Casting Wax and Record Player, 00:01:02 (Excerpt), 2015

This is an audio excerpt of a wax casting of the bootleg vinyl record that was made of the Beatles last concert which was performed, unannounced to the world at the time, at Candlestick Park on August 29, 1966. During the exhibition this audio slowly was altered and worn away by the needle of the record player.

 

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