Third Sight: Gowanus

Myroslaw Bytz & Myroslaw Bytz
Third Sight: Gowanus,/i> is a phonographic document of the areas surrounding the GowanusCanal in Brooklyn. Video was gathered and sonified using sensory substitution technology developed for the visually impaired. The resulting sequences of tones were manipulated to create soundscapes. These ambient drones represent, sonically, the environmental state of the area of the canal, whose oxygenation levels are a disturbingly low 1.5 parts per million, far lower than the 4 parts per million necessary to sustain life.