Barricade, 2016 (Detail). 16 microphone and microphone stands and matching audio equipment (mixer, EQ etc.) , Variable dimensions. Photo by Cary Whittier.

Barricade is a series of works composed of twelve to sixteen microphones arranged in a triangle or square formation. The microphones cables line the floor in formal composition, reflecting the path of transmitted sound. Each side's output feeds directly through a Transition canvas on the wall.

The spatial arrangement of the microphone stands act as both barrier and enabler as the performative space is compressed physically and sonically. Performer and performance are contained inside the borders of the triangle or square. Upon activation, sound is transmitted out to the separate Transition works on the gallery walls, then projected back to the center of the space, filling the acoustic environment with resonant frequencies.

Barricade #2, 2016 , 12 microphone and microphone stands and matching audio equipment (mixer, EQ etc.) , Variable dimensions

Barricade #3, 2016, 12 microphones and microphone stands and matching audio equipment, 62 × 98 × 98 in. Photo: Diana Larrea.

Barricade #3, 2016, 12 microphones and microphone stands and matching audio equipment, 62 × 98 × 98 in. Photo: Diana Larrea.

Barricade #3, 2016, 12 microphones and microphone stands and matching audio equipment, 62 × 98 × 98 in. Photo: Diana Larrea.