Chorus, 2015

Seven channel audio with seven lights and columns

“Chorus” is a light and sound installation at The Ridge Space, Oakland. The Ridge Space, once a home for wayward girls in the early 20th century is now a single room occupancy section 8 housing. What was once a grand dining hall became a large-scale light and sound installation created from audio of various peoples volunteered recordings of crying. Each audio file is played through one of the seven lit columns. Software radomizes which columns will be lit and weep, creating an emotional map without any reference to their troubles.