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Whispering Bayou

On View: August 1, 2015 - November 1, 2015
February 22, 2018 @ 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery
Whispering Bayou @ Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery

Whispering Bayou is an immersive multi-media installation, a collaboration between Houston-based filmmaker, interactive multimedia producer, and community activist Carroll Parrott Blue; French composer and multimedia artist Jean-Baptiste Barrière; and New York-based composer and computer interactive artist George Lewis. The installation consists of a video triptych and a multi-channel soundscape composed of the sounds, voices, and images of Houstonians and their city. The work draws particular resonance from the Brays Bayou watershed, which connects nearly three-quarters of a million inhabitants who exemplify this global city’s rich diversity in which over 100 languages are spoken. Whispering Bayou transforms these sonic and visual memories and histories of the city into a metaphorical, virtual bayou, an ever-evolving kaleidoscope of impressions that interact with visitor movements in space, producing a vibrant emotional experience that stimulates memory and imagination.