I made Amplify after traveling to Rwanda in July 2011, where I recorded the songs of women and girls from across the social spectrum. Amplify weaves these lullabies, work songs, anthems, and laments into an intimate vocal collage; in the installation, layers of individual voices are heard softly through ear-level speakers set just behind a cloth shroud. Text & visual representations of the voices are projected onto the cloth surface.
Amplify was commissioned by the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles for the exhibition entitled, "Women Hold Up Half the Sky," on view through March 15, 2012.
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