LIFE ON MARKET ST.

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Client: San Francisco Arts Commission

Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

Completion date: 2004

Artwork budget: $18,000

Project Team

Artist

Ene Osteraas-Constable

WOWHAUS

Public Art Agent

San Francisco Arts Commission

Overview

A solar-powered micro radio studio traveled down San Francisco’s Market Street, collecting and broadcasting an Audio Archive that captured Life on Market Street during a pivotal time in the City’s history, capturing the character of the City’s major thoroughfare before its transformation. WOWHAUS is now developing Version 2, which will reflect on the artery that has become a Tech hub.

Goals

The goal was to capture a "slice of life" of Market Street from all sectors, ranging from a financier to a man experiencing homeless to a shoeshine to of blind person navigating this thoroughfare.

Process

WOWHAUS collaborated with a wide range of community members, interviewing them and recording ambient sound as well.