Graduate Alumni > Shannon Schmidt (MFA 2009)

carried voice
carried voice
drop ceiling tiles, slats from original ceiling, wires and piano

carried voice is an installation dealing with sound in its absence and presence. The historical South Side Community Center building was going through a period of renovation in which they allowed me to remove part of their drop ceiling. The piano acts as a silent and musical companion to the vowel O. By acting as simultaneously a mouth, vowel, note and absence, the "O" in carried voice activates the negative and positive space, calling back to the body's presence in activity