Air Raid


Installation at the Campus Center Courtyard, April 21, 2003, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Included in "Shock and Awe: Some American Art," Firlefanz Gallery, September 1-11, 2004, Albany, NY

Exhibited in Zeppelin 2005 Festival de Proyectos Sonoros: "Acústicas del Control," Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, October 19-22, 2005, Barcelona, Spain

War is omnipresent in American media but is all the more real in the Middle East, where bombings and conflict pose a constant and omnipresent threat to life. In transplanting sounds heard on the ground in Kuwait City and Baghdad, to the Wesleyan University Campus Center Courtyard, Air Raid attempts to make the experience of the threat of war and its aural experience palpable and immediate.