The Emancipati Chapel (2014) is a space for contemplation, critical reflection, and discussion to support faith-based communities. The room serves sermons mixed from personal recordings, online news sources, and historical audio footage overlaid onto electronic music tracks designed by sound artists. The sermons feature alternative opinions on current political and religious issues and present critical voices next to each other.
The chapel includes two electronic rose windows placed at the opposite walls of the room. The windows animate geometric figures that correspond to the different sections of the soundtrack in which light patterns interact with the sound and with each other.
"The Emancipati Chapel in Detroit" features an audio track for Detroit based on issues ranging from social injustice and marginalization in the city to communal responses against the conflicts in the Middle East. The installation is developed for the People's Biennial 2014 curated by Harrell Fletcher and Jens Hoffman. Special thanks to Ken Lum for inviting me to the exhibition.
The soundtrack of the installation is designed in collaboration with Erika from Detroit's Interdimensional Transmissions.
September 12 - January 4, 2015. People's Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MI.