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Lafayette Park is a residential development in east Detroit, just outside of the downtown business district. It is a listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and the neighborhood is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District. The homes are owned as a cooperative, with residents democratically elected to manage decisions for the property.
Recorded in a small village outside of Chernobyl 20 years after the nuclear disaster, Danish sound artist Jakob Kirkegaard captured the ambient sounds in four distinct, abandoned spaces: Church, Auditorium, Swimming Pool and Gymnasium. The recorded sound was played back into the room and further recorded, over and over up to ten times, layers of tone floating in the emptiness.
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