Ann Arbor, Michigan
Every day we exchange words and information. We see them, we read them, we type them, and we write them. But more directly, we say them and we hear them. My project focuses on these routine verbal exchanges. They are the ones that I have and hear in excessive repetition - the ones that often become monotonous in content and feel increasingly superficial. The sheer amount of these types of conversations highlights the lack of more intimate ones that we inherently seek.
Why does this happen so frequently and why don't we seek more genuine and authentic conversations regularly? Although small talk can be an important and essential part of a conversation, how can we get past the basic level of communication?
This typographic installation highlights the static noise of routine conversation. At the intersection of inauthentic and authentic you can investigate vulnerability and honesty. Light, time, transparency, and printed materials are used to represent these verbal exchanges and suggest that there may be more we can do to connect with one another.
I kept a blog to document my work and thoughts during the time I spent on this piece. Find some of my progress here.