Carrie Niziolek, Ph.D., is currently a featured artist at the Chazen Museum of Art! What do art, speech, and language have in common? Be sure to visit the Chazen to see for yourself! The Faculty Exhibition is up now through May 10, 2020.
Dr. Niziolek’s piece is entitled “I Am Standing in a Room.” From the Faculty Exhibition 2020 catalog: “Inspired by Alvin Lucier’s ‘I am Sitting in a Room,’ Niziolek worked collaboratively with students in her Speech Acoustics and Perception class to create a set of recordings in different architectural spaces within the museum.
Starting form the same spoken source material and then playing it back into each room again and again, it is filtered by the galleries themselves producing entirely different results because each space’s size, shape, and contents vary. The final recordings are installed in the four locations where they were recorded and will be available to museum visitors through a headphone and tablet interface. This work draws direct connections between the classroom and the museum, illustrating the science behind our ability to speak while reflecting the physical properties of the museum’s public spaces as well as being entirely dependent on them for its creation.”