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Eclipsing

2024sat09marAll DayEclipsinga free site-specific soundwalk by POINT A

Eclipsing March 9-11, 2024 | Long Center

Event Details

POINT A, artists Andrew Schneider and Annie Saunders, have partnered with the Long Center to create a new site-specific soundwalk, free and open to the public. Eclipsing was made In collaboration with astrophysicists and the local community, using recordings made from the environment and serendipitous storytelling. Accessed in public space with headphones, the walk is full of ‘was-that-part-of-it’ moments. Audience members will embark on a journey starting at the Long Center and then on to the Trail at Lady Bird Lake. Binaural sound design is activated by precise location and time of day, narration is researched, created, and recorded on location in Austin, and live interactions are hidden in plain sight. Just another day – regular people doing regular things – and then all suddenly, magically synchronous. Like an eclipse.

In creating the soundwalk, the POINT A duo collaborated with astrophysicist Katie Breivik to explore the concepts of the relativity of simultaneity, deep time, eclipse cycles, and star formation. A total eclipse is all about being in the right place at the right time – where the ‘heres and nows’ line up. Sometimes an entire city is in the right place at the right time. And sometimes just one person is. This public artwork puts you through the experience of both. The cosmos of the Universe – and the inner cosmos of yourself.

Learn more about Eclipsing and other FAQs HERE.

Eclipsing is part of SXSW XR. The project was made possible by the Simons Foundation and is part of its ‘In the Path of Totality’ initiative.  For more information visit inthepathoftotality.org.

Eclipsing Times:

3/9 – 2pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm 

3/10 – 3pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6pm

3/11-3/12 – 3pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm

 

If RSVPs are full, please check back as more may become available online or in person on the day.

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What To Expect

Learn more about Eclipsing and other FAQs HERE.

  • This is a FREE outdoor event.
  • Prohibited items include but are not limited to: Outside food or drinks, weapons of any kind including pocket knives, Professional cameras (cameras with detachable lenses), Video cameras, illegal or illicit items of any kind, tents, vending of any kind and soliciting of any kind.

Questions? Email our 3M Box Office or hit us up on social media at any time. You can also call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664) or TTY (800) 735-2989 and get your questions answered right away.

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