David Van Tieghem (b. 1955)
Ear to the Ground [1979]
Conceived & Performed by David Van Tieghem, Produced and Directed by John Sanborn & Kit Fitzgerald. Ear to the Ground," wherein Van Tieghem literally "plays" the streets of New York as if it were a musical instrument, have become internationally acclaimed favorites. These collaborations with video artists John Sanborn, Kit Fitzgerald, and Mary Perillo have been televised and presented in art venues and nightclubs throughout the world. In 1985, "Ear to the Ground" opened the premiere season of the PBS TV series "Alive from Off-Center."