Overheard (2008 - 2010)

“Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it
disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating.” — John Cage


Overheard is an extension of Public Privacy: the visual investigation has
turned into an aural one. I listen to the cell phone conversations that take
place in public, and copy down the words of these half-dialogues. These
fragments become the content for my artwork; I translate them into
typographic and auditory forms that capture the routine, shared aspects of
our public — and private — identities.

In 2010, CALIT2 at University of California San Diego commissioned an
exhibition based on this work. I invited multimedia artist/programmer
Michael Chladil to collaborate with me to produce an interactive, multimedia
gallery installation.

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