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“"What Should A Museum Sound Like?" 3D Draft”

2010
Inkjet print
18″ x 24″

“What Should a Museum Sound Like?” is a site-specific work that involves a text written in 1963 by Marcel Breuer, the architect for the Whitney Museum. A voice actor was hired to record the text, describing Breuer’s vision for the Whitney. The floor plans and elevation drawings of the Whitney Museum were then translated into a series of composed sounds using MetaSynth, a composition and sound design program that can translate images into sound. The speaker cabinet was digitally modeled in the form of the Whitney Museum’s building and fabricated utilizing CNC processes.