strawberry fields recording (2006)
4:3 video for iPod | colour | sound | duration 4' 27"
 

 

The museums and parks are graveyards above the ground - congealed memories of the past that act as a pretext for reality. This causes acute anxiety among artists, in so far as they challenge, compete, and fight for the spoiled ideals of lost situations.  – Robert SMITHSON (1972)

Strawberry Fields, New York City: a reinvigoration of a naturalistic setting in Central Park as a Memorial to John Lennon by Yoko Ono. The Soundman in the Field is seen to employ only a modest piece of equipment: an MP3 recording device. The background interference of A Magical Mystery Tour by an unseen group of musicians is a reminder that the site‘s existence is the result of a void. Made for the 2006 model iPod (QVGA 320x240); the first Apple model capable of playing video content.