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59 Acres – An Immersive, Speculative Soundwalk

About the Event

Grab your headphones and comfy shoes for a site-specific, immersive soundwalk that takes you on an urban odyssey exploring the built environment and natural world around La Jolla Playhouse and UC San Diego.

59 ACRES is a poetic, meditative and innovative work from Los Angeles-based artist Marike Splint offers new ways of seeing and listening as it navigates you through the physical, cultural and geographical landscapes we inhabit, in search of the extraordinary amidst the mundane.

First commissioned by La Jolla Playhouse for the 2024 WOW Festival, 59 ACRES will be available for you to explore and enjoy for free anytime during daylight hours through June 2025.

59 ACRES can be enjoyed at any time during daylight hours starting at the front of La Jolla Playhouse’s Potiker Theatre and ending at the Geisel Library. To experience the soundwalk, users will need to download the 59 ACRES app. Bring your own, fully charged mobile device and earbuds/headphones that will connect to your smartphone. You will be walking up to 1.5 miles round trip on the university campus which includes terrain of grass, pavement, gravel and natural soil. The walk has accessibility ramp alternatives whenever there are steps or stairs. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket for inclement weather. From Geisel, it’s a 0.8 mile (approx. 15 min) walk back to La Jolla Playhouse.

Get ready for an immersive soundwalk and download the app at

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