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2003 Providence, Rhode Island

This project constructs space using sound and relationships between people. In the imaginary room, a single box structure houses four smaller spaces within, each of which accomodates a single person sitting on a stool. The interior of these mini-rooms is plain and dark, allowing the sitter to focus upon the sounds transmitted through microphones and speakers within the walls. Over conversations with the other participants, each person begins to construct a unique idea of what the imaginary room must be like.

Project Team

Drawings: Angel Steger
Design: Angel Steger, Bea la O, Carolyn Hung
Critic: Friedrich St. Florian

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Each person in their mini-room has a different sound experience of the placement of the other people. Drawing illustrates the overlapping different sound "rooms" that each person experiences.
A more detailed plan view of each person's unique sound "room".
Installation was built using microphones and speakers, plywood, 2x4s, 2x8s, sound-proofing, fabric, MDF, and stools.
Detail view looking up into the installation. The outer plywood structure is built to look like a single space, but the black mini-rooms are treated as separate rooms, since each occupant has their own impression of sound.
Detail view looking down into the installation. The separate floor panels are held by stilts and also indicate the separate interior rooms.
Looking between the interior and exterior room layers: 2x8s support the sound equipment and sound-proofing.
Axon, plan, section, and elevation drawings of installation.