All The Places I've Lived
Dock 6 Collective / Hinge Gallery, Chicago, 2011
All The Places I've Lived is an installation and site-specific durational performance with twenty guest performers. I created architectural-style floorplan drawings from memory of the fifteen places I have lived and permanently printed those drawings on the surface of fifteen separate 4' x 3' dry erase boards. Part sculpture, part drawing project, part sound event, part performance, the presentation of these objects encouraged viewers to pick up dry erase markers and create collaborative drawings with myself and each other.
During the performance, I spoke into an unamplified microphone which was fed to the headphones of guest performers as I wrote on the boards and engaged viewers. The performers repeated everything they heard into live, amplified mics. The result was a series of voices that simultaneously connected to the installation and myself, while emerging as a disembodied family of one-sided conversations. We talked about many things, like memory, home, place, animals, impossibility, sex and what was happening in the space as it happened.
Video and words on ArtInfo by Michael Workman
Voices in audio sample: Amanda Talsma and Wesley Groves
Recording: Jeff Kowalkowski
September 16, 2011
Lisa Steinfeld Davis