[ISEA2015] Artist Statement: Katherine Bennett – THE DEPOSITORY

Artist Statement

Sound (2012 – 2015)

The Depository is a soundscape portal that creates a tangible representation of people through personal audio messages. Through this sonic window, participants can anonymously vocalize their concerns, recording messages for others to listen to, or listening to messages posted by others. The work gives form to digital information and challenges notions about communities that are brought together through media. By facilitating communication between strangers through the buffer of asynchronicity and delay, it creates a social and liminal space.

  • Katherine Bennett investigates the development of social networks, the thresholds of interaction, and wireless communication traffic. She earned her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA. She has won several grants and her work has been featured in exhibitions nationally and internationally. She helps run the NYC-Creative and Experimental Software Meetup and is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Integrated Digital Media at New York University, where she teaches physical computing, programming and interaction design.

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