Front Ear, Back Ear – Dirk Adams

A participatory soundwalk for pairs of people. It consists of two audio tracks that are simultaneously listened to by two participants: Front ear and Back ear. Front ear is a riff on frontier; Back ear suggests “back here.” Front Ear leads the way into the wilderness while Back Ear observes and follows.

Dirk Adams creates work in sound, installation, and performance art that explores language, memory, social dynamics, and cultural phenomena through various strategies. Since 2003, he has created several headphone-based audio works that intertwine elements of audio tour, instructional performance, and storytelling. His piece, Four Stories, Building, is featured in Aspect V19: Communication.

Watch these two nice people describe Dirk’s soundwalk: