This is a sound site-specific sound installation.
Site-Specific Sound Installation
Rockwool Insulation, Baltic Birch Plywood, Stethoscope, Guitar Amp, Area Rugs
15′ x 15′ x 10′
When creating Vitrified Sound and Go-Between, I considered the historical and formal power of LPs and Gramophones to tap into their interactive functions. The “iconic” imagery of these objects carry with them a pre-knowledge that accesses the audiences’ preconceived understanding of how to engage with the objects I’ve created. Often my work contains multiple positions for interaction, shifting audience members between active and passive participants. As such, the audience becomes a user of my installations, as opposed to strictly a viewer. Each signifier suggests a functionality in the work, which relies on the shorthand of pre-knowledge, that invites the audience’s activation. To that end, I seek to recontextualize everyday experiences through the use of sound and material. At times, these works act as an empathy machine, amplifying intimate experiences such as a heartbeat, or a bedtime story. The goal is to facilitate a heightened awareness in the user of these moments or experiences and move their focus towards appreciation and connection.