Somewhere Harmony, 2004
Site-specific installation, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Commission, 2004 Biennial exhibition
1200 feet of Plexiglas and plastic tubing, lenses, mirrors, light, wire, speakers, computer, soundtrack, existing architecture.
A spatial layering of voices irrigates a five-story stairwell via a system of transparent tubing. Speakers hidden in a crawl space near the top of the stairs emit an eight-channel composition. Sound from each speaker is funneled into a separate tube to be transported to a floor below. At the end of every tube, spectators may listen to one of the individual voices that make up the composition.
The soundtrack was made by recording 64 people singing, speaking and humming the song "Over the Rainbow" and four sentences of text from the movie "The Wizard of Oz" These individual voices were edited together to make the eight-track composition.
Soundtrack Clip 1
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Soundtrack Clip 6