WELCOME

2014

Sound, directional speakers.

Made from voice recordings of New Yorkers greeting and welcoming the museum visitors in their native languages, Welcome was a sound installation created specifically for the entrance of the Queens Museum. Consisting of more than 50 different languages and dialects, including Hausa, Mixtec, Persian and Tagalog among many others, this multifaceted soundscape compelled the viewers to slow down and explore the physical environment around them through listening instead of looking. The directional speakers mounted to the ceiling were spaced in such a way that visitors would experience different combinations and harmonies as they moved through the space.