The sonic pavilion will be the permanent home for a new work of art by Doug Aitkin for INHOTIM Contemporary Art Park outside Belo Horizonte in Brazil.
At the center of the pavilion is a small hole that reaches deep into the earth (600ft). At the bottom of the hole hangs a very sensitive microphone that feeds to a number of speakers back at the surface of the earth. The sound heard inside the pavilion is an amplified live fed of the moving interior of the earth.
Sonic Pavilion open! and recently featured in the New York Times Magazine.
The gently sloped subterranean ramp spirals up into the space.
The glass is frit with a micro lens that obscures everything seen at and angle, but that which is straight ahead remains clear.

What does the earth sound like? CLICK! 600 feet into this hole the sound is treated subtly and has a quality that is both hypnotic and at times aggressive.
A simple space with the hole and sky aligned. Your view to the distant horizon unobscured.
You exit the pavilion with the ramp depositing you back into the rainforest.

Here are a few images from when we were there last. This is one of the many pavilions set in the lush Brazilian landscape. This pavilion features the artist Adriana Varej√£o. The sketch is ours.

Pictures were forbidden in this gallery space for by Doris Salcedo where with a heavy pressure machine chainlink is pressed into the sheetrock wall of the gallery. The affect is astounding, beautiful, minimal and overwhelmingly powerful.

Outside Olafur Eliasson's piece.

A crazy bit of jungle. This part was designed by Burle Marx.

Inhotim is a truly amazing place. For a link to the Art Park click here. INHOTIM.