Silent Like a Waterfall evokes the natural springs once located along Ponce De Leon Avenue, now completely paved over with developments. The springs existence is marked with loss and the sublime —from a reality to a memory, and surpassing that, a fantasy. As an interactive experiment in concrete sound amplification, Silent Like a Waterfall uses a fountain as a gathering place, and an underwater microphone, to create a site-specific echo chamber.
About the Artist
Jane Foley is a sculptor, performer, and sound artist living in Atlanta. Her sound works explore isolation and connectivity in public spaces, beginning with subtle repeated experiments in deep listening and reciprocity. Foley has created sound sculptures for the Architecture Triennale in Lisbon, Portugal and La Friche Belle de Mai in Marseille, France with Zurich-based Sound Development City, as well as produced a sound composition that played in taxicabs throughout the 5th Marrakech Biennale in Morrocco. Following a residency at Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz, Austria, she has been composing from field recordings, inviting immersion and musicality from recordings of built spaces. In Atlanta, she has created public works for Flux Projects, the High Museum, the Atlanta Beltline, Georgia State University, and the Goat Farm, among others. Foley is an instructor of sculpture at Georgia State University and is currently completing an MFA program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.