monitoring the dunes

Endurance performance in White Sands National Monument, September 2005. The “monitor” and
her instrument caseare in white, blending in to the environs. The instrument is unpacked and assembled on site
in the dunes. It consists of two large stethoscopes, which press against the sand and connect to the monitor’s
earphones via tubing. This device is housed in tall forearm crutches, so that when in use, the monitor pulls her
body off the earth, and only her ears (via their extensions) are connected to the earth. The monitor’s endurance
determines her ability to sonically monitor the dunes.

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'Apparatuses for Monitoring the Dunes' is part of "Instruments of Calibration and Ascertainment".