Jessica Vaughn (MFA '11) included in Houston, Project Row Houses' Round 39: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Jessica Vaughn’s sound installation "Right-of-way-Acquisition" collected the sounds of the highways cutting through the Third Ward, infrastructure for the greater city that has also stifled economic development and social mobility in the neighborhood it crosses. A megaphone plays the recorded sounds for the visitor while also allowing the visitor’s sounds to be added into the piece through microphones placed throughout the room. Vaughn describes this as “call and response” where the archive continually expands from the depersonalized sounds of the highway to include more and more traces of individual human connection.

Unfortunately the exhibition was up until Mar 2nd, but more information on the project is available here, or follow this link for more about the organization Project Row Houses.

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