Artwork > Wild Things

Approximate Dimensions: 28' x 19'

Plastic (film, tubing, filament), Overhead Projector, Speakers, Amplifier, Various Electronics.

The work explores verbal communication and how public figures relate to an audience through a visualization of the audio frequencies produced by the speech of distinct individuals. The piece consists of two simultaneous readings of Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" by both Barack Obama and Christopher Walken. Two strands of thin flexible plastic filament respond to the audio emitted by each of the readings.

The work utilizes sound as a means to visualize the contrast in these orations, inviting the audience to consider how public figures use their speaking abilities to deliver performances that tap into the frequencies of public reception and consciousness.