Culture is a lived experience, a process societies use to channel shared meaning and action.
For this project, I decided to create a piece that sparked curiosity for the Dominican culture.
As an expatriate, it became apparent to me how much more I could easily reference or at times identify myself with this world. I find it gratifying to engage in the raw reality of the streets since there is something fulfilling about experiencing and appreciating critically but most importantly, curiously; for you will most likely find rewarding aspects, but you will also find honest realities.
I decided to create a piece using audio and visual documentation which would capture the essence
of this culture. Dominicans are loud, so to comment on their natural noisiness as well as their auditory originality, I incorporated ambient sound recordings.
The various ambient textures I collected are triggered through a handmade custom soundboard installed on a crafted wooden console. I also designed and printed a series of pamphlets inspired by commercial and religious ephemera to accompany this display.