Interactive Sound Installation & Ensemble Performance
Concept, Direction & Interactive Design: Megan Young
Installation & Tech Support: Leo Selvaggio, Kix Nicole
Performance Development: Angela Luem & Caitlin Rafferty
Project Support: ArtPrize Seed Grant, Amy Wilson/DITA, Site:LAB

Exhibition History:
Ingenuity Cleveland
International Conference on Musical Gesture as Creative Interface (Porto, Portugal)
Risk: Empathy, Art and Social Practice Exhibition (GASP Fair, Fereshteh Toosi)
Site: Lab at ArtPrize 7
Dance in the Annex
Chicago Arts District


(Performance for Dance in the Annex)


The Breakwall project includes several iterations of participatory, open sourced movement and ensemble sound art with the body as instrument. It is a sonic landscape and alternative performance venue. When presented as a participatory installation, viewers are invited to play on the tactile sand and explore visual-aural relationships.

When presented as a performance piece, dancers follow an improvisational structure. They respond and adapt to one another in a multi-sensory conversation. They are accompanied by the sound of their own actions, which are looped into a hypnotic wave-like sound score.



(Performance/Installation for Site:Lab / ArtPrize)
Featured Performers: Angela Luem, Trina Hines, Cassie Vander Well Hulderman, and Lauron Turnipseed

(Performance/Installation for Ingenuity Cleveland)
Featured Performers: Mawusi Nenonene, Emily Thompson, and Sara Whale

Documentation by: Black Valve, Motley Photography, Corey Morse, Erin Wilson, and Megan Young