by Eileen Campbell • February 26, 2015
We continue to witness interesting interactions happening around the LIZ, at the Whispering Dishes in particular.
photo: Diane Whitmore
Musicians figured out early that the dishes are perfect amphitheaters for the individual performer. We’ve been intrigued with the various ways people make this installation their own.
Not everyone realizes, when they sit down, what the dishes are. They’re sometimes startled to hear a voice in their ears—then laugh when they figure out what’s going on.
People explain the dishes to each other, interacting with strangers to pass on what they’ve learned. And because the focal point of the dish, where you can best hear the voices opposite, is fairly small, people using the dish end up sharing head space in a very real way.