Audio/video samples and documentation from Wappen Field installations.

Supported by NYSCA & NYFA

Wappen Field is a sculpture and sound installation comprised of 12 chrome plated steel helmets resembling face guards. Each helmet’s dedicated speaker transforms the sculptural installation into an immersive audio environment. Vocal recordings originally created by Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, culled from seven diverse performers, are composed by Michelle Jaffé & spatialized algorithmically by David Reeder in SuperCollider. The sonic configuration gives voice to a range of human emotion; manifesting itself, when we are confronted with myriad situations. Over time I have come to understand, Wappen Field is my deeply considered meditation on 9/11. Supported by NYSCA & NYFA.