Kodak Ektagraphic AudioViewer Projector, P300 Pico Projector, electronics, hand drawn animation, identification guidebook
Aeriameter is an instrument for examining airborne specimens from the Chicago neighborhood Pilsen. Focusing on air pollution from the nearby Crawford and Fisk Generating Stations, I was inspired to depict phenomena that are invisible to the naked eye, yet can fill a space and affect our bodies. Seemingly magnified, animations of tangible airborne materials - bacteria, pollen, particles of lead - are presented alongside specimens of experiences: murmurs, music, and emotions. Visitors can press the forward button, adjust tone and volume, and identify each slide in the accompanying guide.
Aeriameter was created during a residency at the Experimental Sound Studio (Chicago), with invaluable help from Alex Inglizian. It was also partially supported by a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. All pictures from its installation for the Artist Residency Program exhibit at ESS's Audible Gallery.