Alchemy (2000 - 2007)

Originally titled Alchemy of Desire, this collaborative installation with visual artist Christine Wallers was first presented in September 2000 as a site-specific installation at the historic San Ysidro Church in Corrales, New Mexico. The sound is derived from the whispering voices of 32 people reading written responses we received from over 300 people in fifteen countries to our invitation to imagine change in the world. Individual voices are heard through a series of large bowls made of spun yellow brass (with transducers affixed to the underside), set upon steel plates suspended from the ceiling. The voices are electronically transformed into increasingly abstract tones as they flow through the space and gradually subside into silence. Random groupings of unprocessed voices are played at very low volume through small speakers distributed throughout the gallery.

March 1 - 30, 2007
Portland Art Center
Portland, Oregon

August 30 - October 9, 2005
Center on Contemporary Art
Seattle, Washington
In Resonance, curated by Fionn Meade & Rob Millis

January 17 - May 31, 2003
Nicolaysen Art Museum
Casper, Wyoming

September 22 - October 1, 2000
Old San Ysidro Church
Corrales, New Mexico - review in April 2001 Art in America