Staten Island and the Man Who Really Invented the Telephone

Jun 24, 2016 597

Sounds scratched from the urban streets or imagined for the world under the water are mixed with a story of both fact and fiction in Telettrofono, presented by stillspotting nyc on Staten Island. Sound artist Justin Bennett and poet Matthea Harvey used the inventor and Staten Island resident Antonio Meucci and the waterfront neighborhoods of St. George and New Brighton as touching off points for the audio walking tour, submerging it all in a fantastical tale of a mermaid coming to shore for her love of sound.

The Guggenheim Museum is staging stillspotting nyc for two years as a mutlidisciplinary project of its Architecture and Urban Studies program, offering immersive experiences around New York City. Before journeying to Staten Island, the Guggenheim had stillspotting events in Queens (Transhistoria by SO – IL), Manhattan (To a Great City by Arvo Pärt and Snøhetta) and Brooklyn (Sanatorium by Pedro Reyes).

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