"The Point of Final Collapse": Brian Droitcour Interviews Postcommodity's Cristobal Martinez
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Postcommodity's The Point of Final Collapse is a sound piece broadcast from San Francisco Art Instititute's Chestnut Street campus every day at 5:01pm. The work incorporates the effects of AMSR to capture the city's housing crisis by highlighting the sinking Millennium Tower, a ten-year-old development in downtown San Francisco, and its structural problems. The work attempts to turn data about Millennium Tower's pitching and yawing into a soothing, ever-evolving audio experience. In a conversation with Brian Droitcour, an editor at Art in America, artist Cristobal Martinez of Postcommodity discusses how he turns data into sound and why he feels the piece provides a tonic and comment upon upheaval in San Francisco's built environment.
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