In Private Space in a Public Time (2010 1min 27sec)

In Private Space in a Public Time, made from a condensed series of vocal sounds that explore communication through fragmentation, the smallest parts of speech are revealed. The reading, based on Vito Acconci’s text Public Space in a Private Time, was recorded and through the process of removing language, leaves a series of stops and starts, a slippery language of faintly recognizable utterances. Intimate attention is drawn to the frenetic cadence of voice without language, what she refers to as the thread of the voice.

Originally commissioned for Art in General’s A/V Elevator Project Space and featured in the group show, Eraser at Magnan-Metz, NY.

“Redactions are aural in an Audra Wolowiec sound piece that intimately registers the sibilant breaks between words and the material qualities of silence.”
– Rachel Funari, curator

Score (photocopy and ink on paper)


Audra Wolowiec is an interdisciplinary artist living in Brooklyn, New York. Through displaced modes of communication, sound, and voice, her work explores the idea of a fading connection to create an elusive but shared experience.