Waldstueck by Christoph Korn

Waldstueck (section of a forest) is a very interesting piece by German artist Christoph Korn.  From the project website:

What can be heard is 24-hour, unedited field recording from a section of a forest. The audio recording has been transferred to a web server and will be successively deleted, randomly and automatically, over a period of three years (on average, and subdivided into small and smallest units, approx. 78 seconds per day). After three years, nothing more will be able to be heard. The deletion process began on February 5, 2008.

The 24-hour audio recording was made by Christoph Korn on June 22 and 23, 2007. The section of the forest where the recording took place is located near Dachau/Germany.

“Section of a Forest” is solely a piece of work about this section of a forest. No statement is made about “Dachau”, neither is there an intention to do so. The work, however, searches for the proximity to what “Dachau” stands for, about which it cannot say anything.

The recording is still audible through February 5, 2011 via the project site.