History and Forgetting

recordings and projections


in collaboration with Industry of the Ordinary and Katinka Kleijn

On a Saturday in September, Industry of the Ordinary remembered the former life of a factory floor in Chicago, constructing a flag from ice blocks while a cellist played a requiem.

With a variety of sensors and recording devices, I recorded the presences of bodies in the space. A white noise machine faded into the cellist’s silence, a humidity sensor wavered the projected transcripts of neighbors across the building’s brick, and a camera live streamed the events of one room into a nearby car wash. A timelapse video documented the performance and its aftermath as a longform immersive 360 video.

Part of the City of Chicago’s Year of Public Art, with the support of Alderman Emma Mitts and DCASE.

photos by Industry of the Ordinary and Lindsey french