Audra Wolowiec
Say the Sea
Duration: 0:03:00

“say the sea” is a participatory sound project. It was created to invite the formation of a chorus, a collective body of sound, through creating the sound of the ocean with one's voice or breath. The sound recordings are gathered through an open submission process and are available to listen to at The work exhibited here is a single sound work created out of the many public recordings gathered by the artist.

Audra Wolowiec (New York, USA), is an interdisciplinary artist whose work oscillates between sculpture, installation, text, and performance with an emphasis on sound and the material qualities of language. She is interested in how sound can create spaces of listening and connection. Wolowiec’s sound installations and experimental language scores often use the gap, space, or breath in between speech to amplify an undercurrent of language. These language-based artworks draw on the traditions of music notation and experimental writing techniques and extend from the embodied experience of her disfluent speech. Wolowiec's work has been shown internationally and in the United States at MASS MoCA, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, ICA at MECA, Stony Brook University, Art in General, and Visitor Center. Readings and events have taken place at MoMA PS1, The Poetry Project, Microscope Gallery, and Center for Performance Research. Her work has been featured in BOMB Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, CAA Journal, Sound American, and La Vague Journal. Residencies include Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Complex Systems Art and Physics Residency at the University of Oregon supported by a National Science Foundation Grant, Dieu Donné, and Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA) at Alfred University. She directs the publishing platform Gravel Projects.

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