Serenade, recently exhibited at the Beijing Film Academy, was featured on the University of Minnesota website.
The audio is an integral facet of the work. On site it is activated by people entering this lobby space from the elevator, stairs and office/studio spaces. Some facets are activated by the ambient air currents in the space and from the wind when the nearby windows are open.
The article focuses on a new project, Listening to the Silent Landscape of the Everyday.
This is closely related to my work with Ambient Sites.
I am recording these micro sounds as well as video with a video microscope to develop one of the Ambient Sites installations.
SEAt was developed in response to a particular moment during my residency at MIT. The catalyst was the occurrence of several suicides on campus. I wanted to contribute my creative energies to this situation through the creation of a public work that would offer this community a personal and collective experience of comfort, contemplation,
and social engagement in public settings on campus.
For me this was also an experiment in creating a mobile environment of experience
that had the capacity to create a very intimate experience for the people within it while maintaining visual contact and continuity of connection with place and community.
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