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The virtual wind chime festival was open from May 21 – July 31, 2022.
For this “World Wide Wind Chime Festival,” we sent web cameras to artists around the world — so that they could live-stream a wind chime of their own creation on our website. The chimes could then be experienced simultaneously on the site, swaying and ringing in chorus with one another even though they are many thousands of miles apart. We hoped visitors could experience an ambient, elemental interconnectedness that moves across continents!
Some people have said the virtual exhibition itself is like an instrument of not only chimes but live ambient sounds around the world: the wind in California paired with the rain in Australia accompanied by the early morning chickens in Italy.
Artists of the virtual wind chime exhibition include Anna Reutinger (Netherlands + Oakland, CA), Anna Sew Hoy + Giles Miller + family (Los Angeles, CA), Lola Orge Benech (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Lucia Leuci (Torre Santa Susanna, Italy), Mark Beasley (San Pedro, CA), Oliver Hull (Melbourne, Australia), Weiyi Li (Beijing, China), Willa Smart (Davis, CA), Hiroki Yamasaki (Okazaki, Japan), Monica Hofstadter + family (Brooklyn, NY), and Raque Ford (Jefferson, NY).
To learn more about each of the chimes in this virtual exhibition, please view the artist checklist
If you're on a desktop computer now, you can see some remnants of these livestreams on this page.
Note that since the virtual exhibition is now over, many of the portals are no longer "live" —
Instead of a livestreams from web cameras, the portals will begin to be replaced with still images & maybe sound instead.
Here is a screen recording
of the original website (with all streams live).
We also conducted a conversation
with one of the artists, Mark Beasley, live from their portal.
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