I believe in the magic of the hands. And in the wisdom of the eyes. I believe in rain and tears. And in the blood of infinity. (A. Shakur)

A sound sculpture that includes recordings from over ten individuals who were incarcerated at Cook County Jail (Chicago) between 2017-18 that focuses on transmitting fictionalized narratives beyond the 96-acre compound. Each individual personified an element of the jail’s interior/exterior creatively reimagining the jail’s brutal wall as amplifier and making visible and audible what is not often seen or heard. It includes a selection of audio works that embody the emotional aspects of incarceration. Using sound transducers, listeners are drawn towards the wall in order to listen to the intimate stories.


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I believe in the magic of the hands. And in the wisdom of the eyes. I believe in rain and tears. And in the blood of infinity. (A. Shakur)
2018
Muslin, plywood, sound transducers, amps, cables
20’ x 30’ x 2.5'