Lakeside Legacy Foundation, Dole Mansion, IL, March, 2017
“Words” is an invitation to listen to each other more.
Imagine what happens to words if they are not heard. The imagery I always had was that words would be floating forever in the sky or inside rooms if they are not heard. The idea behind this exhibition was born from this thought.
I asked people who they are, how they define themselves and if there is anything different they would have wanted to be. These are questions no one possibly asked them before and they are not easy to answer. Their recorded responses with an intense earnestness are the audio part of this exhibition. They are played in an overlapping and echoing manner as if the words are coming from a monologue far away in time. Remorse, pride or hope for change together with a desire to be heard is revealed in many of them.
This film is the audio portion of the installation.