Allegory of the Parking Structure, digital audio file, 8 min, 2016.
This audio file was recorded by driving through a 6 level, above ground parking structure in North Hollywood, CA with the vehicle’s radio set to scan AM radio stations. The lower 3 levels of the structure, the ones most commonly used, employ speed bumps to prevent drivers from speeding. The recording begins at ground level and continues as the car winds its way to the top. Here, it makes a U-turn and proceeds to unwind back to street level.