February 6 – April 19, 2009
The exhibition Sound Replaced explores people’s special relationship with familiar places and how that links to an interior landscape of personal history, memory and association. The work is comprised of a series of sound recordings, each enclosed in a purpose-built enclosure. Each of these enclosures contains a unique composition of 2 to 6 minutes duration that can be heard by raising the lid. The works in this installation derive from recordings made during artist residencies in which local people shared their special walks and places with the artist. All sounds were recorded in the four locations of Brooklyn, San Francisco, Cal State University Fullerton and Grand Marais, Minnesota, and include conversations on the walks, environmental sounds, and vocal improvisations. Also within the boxes are objects based on what was found along the walks. Visitors are invited to open and close lids as they wish, making new and changing compositions from the overlapping mix of sounds.