You are not in confronts issues of identity and privacy by playing back found answering machine messages through telephones. The voyeuristic act of listening to someone else’s messages gives us a clear impression of a person’s identity through the negative space created by messages from their parents, creditors, friends, and stalkers. We attempt to spy on someone’s life and, in doing so, assume their identity like a Halloween mask.
You are not in, from the Resynthesis show at the Betty Rymer Gallery in Chicago, 2001
You are not in, from the Sound Art show at Gallery Freshgoods in Seattle, 2002