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Park Social: 'Locked Groove' by Margaret Noble

Courtesy of the artist
Promotional graphic for the "Locked Groove" art and sound installation by Margaret Noble, part of the City of San Diego's Park Social project.
8 AM, ongoing daily from July 9, 2022 until November 20, 2022.
Plumosa Park

From the organizers:
What propels us forward?
Are we aware of all the cycles that influence our lives?
Can we control these rhythms?
Do we love the dance?

Locked Groove is a looped audiovisual experience that traces and morphs along the entire curb edging of Point Loma’s Plumosa Park. Locked Groove presents a rhythmic visual design using temporary chalk pigments based on conceptual ideas about life rhythms. These rhythms are divided into four themes: domestic, social, industrial, and natural. These rhythms’ graphical patterns are inspired by rhythmic sound palettes designed by the artist and ancient, modern, and contemporary visual media. Audiences can engage with the visual experience of this work at various positions around the park’s perimeter. Audiences can also augment their experience by using digital devices to open a web-hosted, multichannel sound mixer. This app allows audiences to hear the sound art rhythms which influenced the curb graphics. Audiences can also isolate sounds from each theme or mix the four sound fields. “Locked groove” refers to the repeating loops found on vinyl records. Locked Groove has no beginning and end and can be completed as audiences see fit.

To experience, find the QR code on the edge of the park, and walk the perimeter of the grass, observing the artwork on the curb and playing the sound from the mixer on your smartphone.

Related events:
Park Social Exploration Day is July. 16.

Related links:
Park Social website
"Locked Groove" listening app
City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture on Instagram
Margaret Noble on Instagram

Plumosa Park

3600 Plumosa Dr.
San Diego, California 92107

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Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.