Tad Hirsch: Tripwire

  • ©, Tad Hirsch, Yang Ruan, Raul-David

Artist Statement:

    Tripwire is a site-specific installation responding to the unique relationship between the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and downtown San Jose. Custom-built sensors hung from trees at several public locations monitor noise produced by overflying aircraft. Detection of excessive aircraft noise triggers automated telephone calls to the airport’s complaint line, on behalf of the city’s residents and wildlife. Documentation of noise incidents is archived for later analysis.