This Public Audio Installation Helps Listeners Take the Long View on Life
Artist April Soetarman guides listeners through a sunset meditation in her ever-expanding audible project The End of the Day.
By Brian Libby
May 15, 2021
1 minute read
Late last year, park benches in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens—each with a clear view looking west—were stamped with small bronze plaques inscribed with a phone number and a simple instruction: “Make yourself comfortable. Call at sunset.” Those who do so are treated to The End of the Day, a meditative public audio experience created by artist April Soetarman. Her voice gently guides listeners through a 10-minute reflection about loved ones, moments of past wonder, and places where callers felt connected to others, nature, or forces bigger than themselves.
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