Core Sample is a GPS-based interactive sound walk and corresponding sound sculpture that evokes
the material and cultural histories contained in and suggested by the landscape of Spectacle Island.
The piece engages the extended landscape of Boston Harbor as bound by the new Boston Institute of
Contemporary Art building on the downtown waterfront, and Spectacle Island, a former dump and
reclaimed landfill park visible just off the coast. The two sites function dialogically, questioning
what is seen versus what is not seen, what is preserved and recorded versus what is suppressed and
denied. (Source: Project website)