Refrain
Microphone, XLR cable, pre-amplifier, radio transmitter/receivers.

Site-responsive project exploring behaviour and awareness in public spaces.


Positioned within two common areas of an urban low-rise building, this work is first encountered through observation or interaction with a conspicuously positioned microphone in the foyer. Sounds are picked up at the entrance to the stairwell. They are broadcast into the surrounding environment using a microFM transmitter. In a hallway on the top level of the building, battery powered radio receivers are attached to window panes. In this second space, the sounds of foyer are made audible in real-time.





Images: Roundtable (exhibition), Toronto, ON. Canada. 2019.